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Three Passes & Everest Base Camp Overland Start and Upper Gokyo Valley Day Hike to 5th & 6th Lakes (22 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

Rating: | 3 reviews
Difficulty: strenuous

Public trek | 1 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers

Three Passes & Everest Base Camp Overland Start and Upper Gokyo Valley Day Hike to 5th & 6th Lakes
$1,068 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only

Price drops to $615 if 1 interested trekker joins this trek

Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$31.01 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $170 per person for guide's transport
+ $71.50 per person for vat tax
+ $113 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits Sagarmatha National Park Entry, GCAP, Local Everest Region Tax, and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
  • 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
    + $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
Ang Tsering
Languages
English, Nepali, Hindi,Tibetan and Sherpa
Ratings
great
Currently 1 Trekker
1 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers
unconfirmed

Bevan (Australia)


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Bevan (Australia)
itinerary creator

45, fit, happily married with a 3 year old - unfortunately my family has to stay home for this one. My interest in this trek is trekking/distance trail running, as well as in Buddhism. I'm well traveled but new to this part of the world.

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 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.

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.

Weather Conditions in April

April is the peak of the ‘Spring Season’, with more moderate temperatures and still relatively few days of precipitation. Clear mornings and cloudy afternoons are typical, with clouds clearing up just before or just after sunset. Trekkers should also be prepared for the occasional rain shower, especially towards the end of the month. At high altitudes occasional snow storms are possible.

At a glance
On average there are 6 days with precipitation in April. The highest point on the trek is Kala Patthar at 5643 m. During April, expect high temperatures of around 2.5°C (37°F) and lows down to -13.5°C (8°F) at Kala Patthar.

Three Passes & Everest Base Camp Overland Start and Upper Gokyo Valley Day Hike to 5th & 6th Lakes
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(22 days / 21 nights )
created by Bevan (Australia)

Sat Apr 11 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 12.4°C (54°F) in April.

Kathmandu
Shared vehicle from Kathmandu to Bhandar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $15.00
Travel time: about 10 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Bhandar (2190 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.3°C (74°F) and lows of about 7.3°C (45°F) in April.

Sun Apr 12 (day 2)

Chaulakharka (1460 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.6°C (82°F) and lows of about 11.6°C (53°F) in April.

Kinja (1630 m)

About 2.5-3 hours from Bhandar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.6°C (80°F) and lows of about 10.6°C (51°F) in April.

Sete (2600 m)

About 2-2.5 hours from Kinja or about 5-6 hours from Bhandar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.8°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.8°C (41°F) in April.

Mon Apr 13 (day 3)

Dakchu (2985 m)

About 1 hour from Sete
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.5°C (65°F) and lows of about 2.5°C (37°F) in April.

Goyam (3220 m)

About an 1 hour from Dakchu or 2 hours from Sete.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.1°C (63°F) and lows of about 1.1°C (34°F) in April.

Goyam

Lamjura La (3530 m)

About 1 hour from Goyam or 3-3.5 hours from Sete
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in April.

Junbesi (2700 m)

About 6 to 7 hours from Sete
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in April.

Junbesi
Tue Apr 14 (day 4)

Salung (2953 m)

About 2 hours from Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.7°C (66°F) and lows of about 2.7°C (37°F) in April.

Ringmu (2805 m)

About 1.5-2 hours from Salung or about 3.5-4 hours from Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.6°C (67°F) and lows of about 3.6°C (38°F) in April.

Ringmu

Taksindu La (3071 m)

About 1 hour from Ringmu or about 4.5-5 hours from Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.0°C (64°F) and lows of about 2.0°C (36°F) in April.

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 18.8°C (66°F) and lows of about 2.8°C (37°F) in April.

Nunthala (Manidingma) (2194 m)

About 1-1.5 hours from Taksindu or about 6-7 hours from Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.2°C (74°F) and lows of about 7.2°C (45°F) in April.

Wed Apr 15 (day 5)

Jubing (1676 m)

About 2-3 hours from Nunthala
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.3°C (79°F) and lows of about 10.3°C (51°F) in April.

Kharikola (2072 m)

About 2 hours from Jubing or about 4-4.5 hours from Nunthala
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.0°C (75°F) and lows of about 8.0°C (46°F) in April.

Bupsa (2350 m)

About 1-1.5 hours from Kharikola
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.3°C (72°F) and lows of about 6.3°C (43°F) in April.

Bupsa
Thu Apr 16 (day 6)

Chaurikharka (2600 m)

About 7 hours from Bupsa or about 8 hours from Kharikola
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.8°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.8°C (41°F) in April.

Cheplung (2660 m)

About 30 min from Chaurikarka
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in April.

Phakding (2860 m)

About 1.5-2 hours from Cheplung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 3.2°C (38°F) in April.

Phakding
Fri Apr 17 (day 7)

Monjo (2835 m)

About 2.5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 3.4°C (38°F) in April.

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 2.5 hours from Monjo or about 5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about -0.2°C (32°F) in April.

Namche Bazaar
Sat Apr 18 (day 8)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about -0.2°C (32°F) in April.

Sun Apr 19 (day 9)

Tengboche (3870 m)

About 4-5 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.2°C (56°F) and lows of about -2.8°C (27°F) in April.

Tengboche
Mon Apr 20 (day 10)

Pangboche (3930 m)

About 2 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.8°C (55°F) and lows of about -3.2°C (26°F) in April.

Pangboche

Dingboche (4410 m)

About 3 hours from Pangboche or about 5 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.9°C (50°F) and lows of about -6.1°C (21°F) in April.

Dingboche
Tue Apr 21 (day 11)

Dingboche (4410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.9°C (50°F) and lows of about -6.1°C (21°F) in April.

Wed Apr 22 (day 12)

Chukhung (4730 m)

About 3 hours from Dingboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.0°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.0°C (18°F) in April.

Chukhung
Thu Apr 23 (day 13)

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 6.3°C (43°F) and lows of about -9.7°C (15°F) in April.

Imja Tsho (Lake)

Chukhung (4730 m)

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

Chukhung
Fri Apr 24 (day 14)

Kongma La Pass (5535 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.2°C (38°F) and lows of about -12.8°C (9°F) in April.

Kongma La Pass

Lobuche (4940 m)

About 6-9 hours from Chukhung via the Kongma La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.8°C (44°F) and lows of about -9.2°C (15°F) in April.

Sat Apr 25 (day 15)

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lobuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.4°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.6°C (13°F) in April.

Gorak Shep

Everest Base Camp (5380 m)

About 3 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.1°C (39°F) and lows of about -11.9°C (11°F) in April.

Everest Base Camp

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 2-3 hours from Everest Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.4°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.6°C (13°F) in April.

Gorak Shep
Sun Apr 26 (day 16)

Kala Patthar (5643 m)

About 1-2 hours to climb Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.5°C (37°F) and lows of about -13.5°C (8°F) in April.

Kala Patthar

Dzongla (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.6°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.4°C (17°F) in April.

Dzongla
Mon Apr 27 (day 17)

Cho La Pass (5420 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.9°C (39°F) and lows of about -12.1°C (10°F) in April.

Cho La Pass

Dragnag (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Dzongla via the Cho La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.6°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.4°C (17°F) in April.

Dragnag

Gokyo (4750 m)

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

Gokyo
Tue Apr 28 (day 18)

Gokyo 5th Lake (5000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.4°C (44°F) and lows of about -9.6°C (15°F) in April.

Gokyo 5th Lake

Gokyo 6th Lakes (5070 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.0°C (43°F) and lows of about -10.0°C (14°F) in April.

Gokyo 6th Lakes

Gokyo (4750 m)

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

Gokyo
Wed Apr 29 (day 19)

Renjo La Pass (5340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.4°C (40°F) and lows of about -11.6°C (11°F) in April.

Renjo La Pass

Lungden (4380 m)

About 6-8 hours from Gokyo via the Renjo La Pass.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.1°C (50°F) and lows of about -5.9°C (21°F) in April.

Lungden
Thu Apr 30 (day 20)

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 13.5°C (56°F) and lows of about -2.5°C (28°F) in April.

Thame

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 2-3 hours from Thame
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about -0.2°C (32°F) in April.

Namche Bazaar
Fri May 1 (day 21)

Lukla (2860 m)

About 5-7 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 7.2°C (45°F) in May.

Lukla
Sat May 2 (day 22)
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in May.

Kathmandu