Oct 16 - Oct 31, 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 (16 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

Rating: | 3 reviews
Difficulty: strenuous

Public trek | 1 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers

Three Passes & Everest Base Camp via Chukhung Ri Climb
$814 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only

Price drops to $458 if 1 interested trekker joins 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
+ $52 per person for vat tax
+ $65 per person for permits

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
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
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
    + $2.21 per day per porter for vat tax (porter)

  • 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 Kathmandu 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 Kathmandu airport from your hotel is included.
    $180 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

Guide
Sanjaya
Languages
English and Nepali
Ratings
great
Currently 1 Trekker
1 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers
unconfirmed

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.

Weather Conditions in October

October begins the most popular time to trek, with moderate temperatures, clear skies in the wake of the monsoon, and a low chance of rain and snow. In recent years, the monsoon rains have receded later with weather patterns typically stabilizing in mid-October. While the chance of snow is decreased, there is the possibility of a heavy snowfall at higher elevations. If ill-timed and prolonged, this can make it difficult to cross some passes.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in October. The highest point on the trek is Kala Patthar at 5643 m. During October, expect high temperatures of around 1.5°C (35°F) and lows down to -12.5°C (10°F) at Kala Patthar.

Three Passes & Everest Base Camp via Chukhung Ri Climb
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(16 days / 15 nights )
created by James

Wed Oct 16 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in October.

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 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in October.

Lukla

Phakding (2860 m)

About 3 hours from Lukla
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in October.

Phakding
Thu Oct 17 (day 2)

Monjo (2835 m)

About 2.5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.4°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in October.

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 2.5 hours from Monjo or about 5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.8°C (59°F) and lows of about 0.8°C (33°F) in October.

Namche Bazaar
Fri Oct 18 (day 3)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.8°C (59°F) and lows of about 0.8°C (33°F) in October.

Sat Oct 19 (day 4)

Tengboche (3870 m)

About 4-5 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -1.8°C (29°F) in October.

Tengboche
Sun Oct 20 (day 5)

Pangboche (3930 m)

About 2 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.8°C (53°F) and lows of about -2.2°C (28°F) in October.

Pangboche

Dingboche (4410 m)

About 3 hours from Pangboche or about 5 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.9°C (48°F) and lows of about -5.1°C (23°F) in October.

Dingboche
Mon Oct 21 (day 6)

Dingboche (4410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.9°C (48°F) and lows of about -5.1°C (23°F) in October.

Tue Oct 22 (day 7)

Chukhung (4730 m)

About 3 hours from Dingboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.0°C (45°F) and lows of about -7.0°C (19°F) in October.

Chukhung
Wed Oct 23 (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 5.3°C (42°F) and lows of about -8.7°C (16°F) in October.

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 7.0°C (45°F) and lows of about -7.0°C (19°F) in October.

Chukhung

Chukhung Ri (5550 m)

About 3-4 hours up and 1-2 hours back down to Chukhung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.1°C (36°F) and lows of about -11.9°C (11°F) in October.

Chukhung Ri

Chukhung (4730 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.0°C (45°F) and lows of about -7.0°C (19°F) in October.

Chukhung
Thu Oct 24 (day 9)

Kongma La Pass (5535 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.2°C (36°F) and lows of about -11.8°C (11°F) in October.

Kongma La Pass

Lobuche (4940 m)

About 6-9 hours from Chukhung via the Kongma La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.8°C (42°F) and lows of about -8.2°C (17°F) in October.

Fri Oct 25 (day 10)

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lobuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.4°C (40°F) and lows of about -9.6°C (15°F) in October.

Gorak Shep

Everest Base Camp (5380 m)

About 3 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.1°C (38°F) and lows of about -10.9°C (12°F) in October.

Everest Base Camp

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 2-3 hours from Everest Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.4°C (40°F) and lows of about -9.6°C (15°F) in October.

Gorak Shep
Sat Oct 26 (day 11)

Kala Patthar (5643 m)

About 1-2 hours to climb Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.5°C (35°F) and lows of about -12.5°C (10°F) in October.

Kala Patthar

Dzongla (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.6°C (44°F) and lows of about -7.4°C (19°F) in October.

Dzongla
Sun Oct 27 (day 12)

Cho La Pass (5420 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.9°C (37°F) and lows of about -11.1°C (12°F) in October.

Cho La Pass

Dragnag (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Dzongla via the Cho La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.6°C (44°F) and lows of about -7.4°C (19°F) in October.

Dragnag

Gokyo (4750 m)

About 2-3 hours from Dragnag. If you want to climb Gokyo Ri you should add an extra day in Gokyo. The view from the Renjo La is similar but of course not identical to the view from Gokyo Ri.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.9°C (44°F) and lows of about -7.1°C (19°F) in October.

Gokyo
Mon Oct 28 (day 13)

Renjo La Pass (5340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.4°C (38°F) and lows of about -10.6°C (13°F) in October.

Renjo La Pass

Lungden (4380 m)

About 6-8 hours from Gokyo via the Renjo La Pass.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.1°C (48°F) and lows of about -4.9°C (23°F) in October.

Lungden
Tue Oct 29 (day 14)

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 12.5°C (55°F) and lows of about -1.5°C (29°F) in October.

Thame

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 2-3 hours from Thame
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.8°C (59°F) and lows of about 0.8°C (33°F) in October.

Namche Bazaar
Wed Oct 30 (day 15)

Lukla (2860 m)

About 5-7 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in October.

Lukla
Thu Oct 31 (day 16)
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in October.

Kathmandu