Mar 14 - Mar 30, 2019  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 via Chukhung Ri Climb and Upper Gokyo Valley Day Hike to 5th & 6th Lakes (17 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

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Difficulty: strenuous

Private trek | 2 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers

Three Passes & Everest Base Camp via Chukhung Ri Climb and Upper Gokyo Valley Day Hike to 5th & 6th Lakes
$808 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only

Price drops to $350 if 2 interested trekkers join this trek

Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$31.02 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $170 per person for guide's transport
+ $65 per person for permits
+ $15 for private trek surcharge

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits Sagarmatha National Park Entry and Local Everest Region Tax
  • 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 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

  • 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

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Currently 2 Trekkers
2 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers
unconfirmed

David (Canada)

With 1 guest: Kelsey (Canada)
Hired 1 porter

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 over the passes from 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 Upper Gokyo Valley Day Hike to 5th & 6th Lakes: Pack a lunch and head up to the wild remote upper Gokyo Valley for a taste of the Khumbu without trekkers and teahouses.

Weather Conditions in March

March is the start of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures begin to rise from their winter lows. By the end of March, temperatures are significantly warmer at lower elevations and hot air from the valleys tend to create clouds in the mountains during the afternoons. Mornings are generally clear, with the clearest weather coming just after sunrise. At high altitudes, while generally warmer than the previous months snow is still possible, and heavy snow storms in March are not unheard of. Mornings and nights are still cold.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in March. The highest point on the trek is Kala Patthar at 5643 m. During March, expect high temperatures of around -0.5°C (31°F) and lows down to -17.5°C (1°F) at Kala Patthar.

Three Passes & Everest Base Camp via Chukhung Ri Climb and Upper Gokyo Valley Day Hike to 5th & 6th Lakes
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(17 days / 16 nights )
created by David (Canada)

Thu Mar 14 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in March.

Kathmandu
Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Lukla (2860 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in March.

Lukla

Phakding (2860 m)

About 3 hours from Lukla
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in March.

Phakding
Fri Mar 15 (day 2)

Monjo (2835 m)

About 2.5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.4°C (62°F) and lows of about -0.6°C (31°F) in March.

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 2.5 hours from Monjo or about 5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.8°C (55°F) and lows of about -4.2°C (24°F) in March.

Namche Bazaar
Sat Mar 16 (day 3)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.8°C (55°F) and lows of about -4.2°C (24°F) in March.

Sun Mar 17 (day 4)

Tengboche (3870 m)

About 4-5 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.2°C (50°F) and lows of about -6.8°C (20°F) in March.

Tengboche
Mon Mar 18 (day 5)

Pangboche (3930 m)

About 2 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.8°C (50°F) and lows of about -7.2°C (19°F) in March.

Pangboche

Dingboche (4410 m)

About 3 hours from Pangboche or about 5 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.9°C (44°F) and lows of about -10.1°C (14°F) in March.

Dingboche
Tue Mar 19 (day 6)

Dingboche (4410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.9°C (44°F) and lows of about -10.1°C (14°F) in March.

Wed Mar 20 (day 7)

Chukhung (4730 m)

About 3 hours from Dingboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.0°C (41°F) and lows of about -12.0°C (10°F) in March.

Chukhung
Thu Mar 21 (day 8)

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 3.3°C (38°F) and lows of about -13.7°C (7°F) in March.

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 5.0°C (41°F) and lows of about -12.0°C (10°F) in March.

Chukhung

Chukhung Ri (5550 m)

About 3-4 hours up and 1-2 hours back down to Chukhung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 0.1°C (32°F) and lows of about -16.9°C (2°F) in March.

Chukhung Ri

Chukhung (4730 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.0°C (41°F) and lows of about -12.0°C (10°F) in March.

Chukhung
Fri Mar 22 (day 9)

Kongma La Pass (5535 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 0.2°C (32°F) and lows of about -16.8°C (2°F) in March.

Kongma La Pass

Lobuche (4940 m)

About 6-9 hours from Chukhung via the Kongma La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.8°C (39°F) and lows of about -13.2°C (8°F) in March.

Sat Mar 23 (day 10)

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lobuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.4°C (36°F) and lows of about -14.6°C (6°F) in March.

Gorak Shep

Everest Base Camp (5380 m)

About 3 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.1°C (34°F) and lows of about -15.9°C (3°F) in March.

Everest Base Camp

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 2-3 hours from Everest Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.4°C (36°F) and lows of about -14.6°C (6°F) in March.

Gorak Shep
Sun Mar 24 (day 11)

Kala Patthar (5643 m)

About 1-2 hours to climb Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about -0.5°C (31°F) and lows of about -17.5°C (1°F) in March.

Kala Patthar

Dzongla (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.6°C (40°F) and lows of about -12.4°C (10°F) in March.

Dzongla
Mon Mar 25 (day 12)

Cho La Pass (5420 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 0.9°C (34°F) and lows of about -16.1°C (3°F) in March.

Cho La Pass

Dragnag (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Dzongla via the Cho La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.6°C (40°F) and lows of about -12.4°C (10°F) in March.

Dragnag

Gokyo (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.9°C (41°F) and lows of about -12.1°C (10°F) in March.

Gokyo
Tue Mar 26 (day 13)

Gokyo 5th Lake (5000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.4°C (38°F) and lows of about -13.6°C (8°F) in March.

Gokyo 5th Lake

Gokyo 6th Lakes (5070 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.0°C (37°F) and lows of about -14.0°C (7°F) in March.

Gokyo 6th Lakes

Gokyo (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.9°C (41°F) and lows of about -12.1°C (10°F) in March.

Gokyo
Wed Mar 27 (day 14)

Renjo La Pass (5340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.4°C (35°F) and lows of about -15.6°C (4°F) in March.

Renjo La Pass

Lungden (4380 m)

About 6-8 hours from Gokyo via the Renjo La Pass.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.1°C (45°F) and lows of about -9.9°C (14°F) in March.

Lungden
Thu Mar 28 (day 15)

Thame (3820 m)

About 3 hours from Lungdhen. With an early start it is possible to reach Thame from Gokyo. To stay overnight here once you have created the itinerary add a night in Thame and then remove it from Lungdhen. It is also possible to decide in route with your guide where to stay depending on how you feel.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.5°C (51°F) and lows of about -6.5°C (20°F) in March.

Thame

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 2-3 hours from Thame
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.8°C (55°F) and lows of about -4.2°C (24°F) in March.

Namche Bazaar
Fri Mar 29 (day 16)

Lukla (2860 m)

About 5-7 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in March.

Lukla
Sat Mar 30 (day 17)
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in March.

Kathmandu