Tour Operator - Adventure Magic Treks
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Everest three/high Passes Trekking takes you to the three are major three passes Kongma La Pass 5540 M, Chola Pass 5335 M, Newly explored Pass RENJO La Pass 5400 M, that is located south-west of Everest Kongma La straight above the Dingboche, Chola Pass situated west of Everest Base Camp, Lobuche and eastern north of Gokyo and Renjo Pass South of Gokyo and straight west-north of Namche/ Thame. From Lukla to Dingboche, we walk along the normal Trekking rout of Everest Base Camp. For Kongma La Pass, trail divides from Dingboche / Chukkung. In a same group for those fit trekkers, we will take over Kongma La pass to Lobuche and others who are unable or unwilling we take them along the normal route to Lobuche. Kongma La is a beautiful pass, views from the pass are dramatic Mt.Thamserku, Mt Amadablam, Mt. Kongtega numerous mountains and glacial Lakes in front of your eye within few kilometres distance. There are several lakes just below the pass with surrounding meadow. Camping groups Camps beside lakes but for Tea House group must be cross in same day. It will take 8-10 hrs from Chukkung to Lobuche. Southern part (Dingboche side) of pass trail is easy ascending but after crossing the pass is hard descending along the moraine for Approx 100mtrs. If you are trekking in mid-winter from November to end of February require a couple of hundred metres of rope. Other time of the year, no need to put any rope while descending or ascending. Only few peoples heard about this pass, and few trekkers have crossed. Cho La Pass, has become common pass, because during peak season 40 to 50 peoples cross from Gokyo to Everest Base Camp and from base camp to Gokyo. The difficulty is similar to Kongma La Pass and Cho La Pass, on to the western side of the pass, from the top (Gokyo Side) is hard ascending for Approx 100 M. During mid-winter hundred to hundred fifty Meter rope is necessary as well as ice-axe and crampon too. Renjo La Pass, from Gokyo to top is easy ascending, it is much easier than the pass of Cho La and Kongma La but descending from pass to about 100M is challenging if snow covering on trail. Everest High Passes treks explored half-decade ago.
During summer local peoples cross their yaks from Gokyo to Thame and Thame/ Lunden to Gokyo. Views of Everest from Renjo pass are much majestic than other passes, north ridge and south ridge of Mt Everest is clearly on display. You can shoot the picture from Renjo Pass Gokyo village with charming blue Lake, Huge Glacier, Chola Pass on the Lap of Everest, Mt Makalu at once shot including numerous other mountains. After crossing the pass, we encounter with the amazing remote valley. We view on to the west more Mountains that mountains do not display from Kokyo and Everest Base Camp. After descending 100 to 150 M difficult portion, we descend along wide yak pasture to Lunden. If you are fit to walk up and down, ca skillfully move your leg up and down, this trekking trip will be a memorable journey in your lifetime. You decide we will successfully take you over those passes with the highly taking care of our experienced Sherpa Staff.
Tour availability :
Available on any dates
Itinerary Day 1:
Arrive in Kathmandu (1330m) You will be met by our office representative and transferred to the hotel.Remainder day at leisure at Hotel. A pre-trek briefing will be given where arrangements will be made for the distribution of your kit bag, sleeping bag and down/fiberfill jacket
Itinerary Day 2:
In Kathmandu You will have opportunity to explore world's culture heritage sites includes Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnatha stupa, Kathmandu Durbar square amd shyambhu nath stupa
Itinerary Day 3:
Fly to Lukla (2800m ) & trek to Phakding at 2680mtrs,5hrs. We transfer to the airport for the 45 minute flight to airstrip at Lukla. This was the airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and his friends to service the Everest Region when he began his work of building schools and hospitals for the Sherpa people. It is a memorable flight, with marvelous views of the Eastern Himalaya. At Lukla we are immediately impressed by the scale of the huge peaks that surround the village but this is only a foretaste of what is to come.
Itinerary Day 4:
Trek, Phakding to Namche Bazar at 3470mtrs, 5-6hrs. We follow the dudh koshi river valley couple of time you cross river by suspension bridge, walk across small Sherpa village, below namche bazaar trail steeply ascend for for five hundred metres.
Itinerary Day 5:
Rest Day in Namche Bazzar. From Park Headquarters just above our Sherpa hotel offers a very interesting display of photographs, memorabilia and information on the park, and the hill above is a wonderful vantage point for the spectacular view up the Imja Khola Valley towards Everest and towering Peaks.
Itinerary Day 6:
Trek Namche to Thyangboche (3870m /6hrs). The walk to Thyangboche is one of the most pleasant in Nepal. The trail meanders easily around the ridges and Everest can be clearly seen on the horizon ahead before we descend through splendid rhododendron forest for lunch. After lunch we cross the Dudh Kosi and begin the ascent to the top of a long ridge which flows from the summit of Kantega. Our trail takes us through pine and rhododendron forest and as this is a devout Buddhist region, the wildlife is unharmed and not too shy.
Itinerary Day 7:
Trek Tyngboche to Pangboche (3800M/3 hrs). The early morning mountain views from the monastery are outstanding. Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse are at the head of the valley, their line of sight flanked by Taweche on one side, and Ama Dablam on the other. Today , we trek couple of hrs to Pangboche in order to acclimatize along the dense rhododendron forest .
Itinerary Day 8:
Trek Pangboche To Dingboche (4360m/5 hrs) From Thyangboche we head down to cross the Imja Khola before an easy climb along a wide, open trail to the small village of Pangboche (3901m) . We may take a slight detour to visit the Pangboche Gompa - the oldest monastery in the Khumbu, said to be over 300 years old. The views today of Ama Dablam, one of the Himalaya's most stunning peaks, are spectacular. Continuing on, we cross the river again and trek up to Dingboche, situated just beneath the impressive Ama Dablam.
Itinerary Day 9:
Trek Dingboche to Chukkung at 4700M.Walk 3 hrs. An important acclimatisation/rest day today with the option of hiking high up to the ridge overlooking the village, or perhaps up to Chhukung Village. We spend the day exploring or relaxing and taking in the mountain scenery. Excellent views of Nuptse, Lhotse, Chhukung Peak and Imja Tse (6189 m) are had from both in the valley or from the ridge above the camp. Massive glaciers drape beneath cliffs that soar up to 3,500 metres in this dramatic valley. It is from here that we will prepare to make our first crossing of a high pass, the Kongma La Pass at 5300 meters.
Itinerary Day 10:
Cross Kongma La (5500m ) to Khumbu Glacier Lobuje (5000m ) We start 6 am after Breakfast and with Pack Lunch towards the pass, a gentle strong along the valley at first, followed by a steep ascent into the deep valley between Pokalde Peak and Chhukung. This will be a big day as we ascend to the Kongma La pass amid the crags of this outlying ridge from nearby Nuptse. From the pass we descend steeply to the Khumbu Glacier which we cross, clambering up the moraines on the far side to reach the meadow by the Italian high altitude research pyramid where we plan to camp the night. The difficulty of today's trek should not be underestimated, particularly in snow conditions where the trek across the glacier at the conclusion of the day can be quite exhausting. Our camp is an hour above the village of Lobuche. We enjoy spectacular views of Pumori and Nuptse. The hill above the town affords fine sunset views of Nuptse.
Itinerary Day 11:
Trek,Lobuche to Gorakshep (5100mtrs) walk 3 hrs. We get an early start to avoid the "crowds" that can converge on Kala Pattar at some times of the year, and to get the clearest views. We trek alongside the Khumbu Glacier as the path winds over the rocky moraine towards the settlement of Gorak Shep. We are high, among the glaciers of the world's highest peaks, at the junction of two large glaciers and nestled in an amphitheatre of peaks. Pumori (7145 m), Lingtren (6697 m), Nuptse (7745 m) and of course Everest (8848 m) surround us.
Itinerary Day 12:
Trek Gorakshep to DZONGLA 5000mtrs,walk 5-6hrs. We head west towards the Cho La Pass, contouring around a headland towards the picturesque Dzong La Pass which cuts across a jagged spur that descends from the summit of Lobuche Peak. The path takes an obvious, gently ascending line, but is very narrow and in snowy conditions can be slippery. High on the flanks of Lobuche we will lunch beside a glacial lake before a long descent to a magnificent camp at the foot of Cholatse, near the base of the Cho La pass.
Itinerary Day 13:
Trek over Chola La (5400M) Tangnang at 4800mtrs,6-7 hrs. The views today are magnificent as we leave the Everest watershed and enter that of Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world. The crossing is hard work, involving a steep scramble up rock boulders and then a walk across the gently ascending, snow-covered glacier that caps the pass. However, the views of the route ahead, and of the glacier itself, are breathtaking. We descend steep boulder strewn slopes to the Gokyo valley below. This is a valley of turquoise lakes and great glaciers. For the first (and steepest) part of the descent there are discernible paths that zigzag down the mountainside - slippery in snow! The ground then levels out and the path all but disappears as we hop across a field of boulders. Finally we climb a gentle slope to the top, from where its all downhill (for today at least!), following a narrow river valley all the way to its base where we overnight at Tangnag, a small Sherpa settlement nestled beneath great rock walls, just a stone's throw from the Ngozumba Glacier.
Itinerary Day 14:
Tangnag to Gokyo (4800m / 15747 feet). Walk 2 hours. We cross the glacier and ascend the lateral moraine valley past beautiful lakes with Siberian ducks swimming across the mirror-calm surface, to the village of Gokyo. An easy day. We will have the chance to climb another mountain, Gokyo Ri at 5335m, either this evening or early the next morning (or both!)
Itinerary Day 15:
Ascent of Gokyo Ri (5483m / 17988 feet). Walk approx 4 hours. An early start is best for the opportunities that the early morning views offer. The steady and unrelenting ascent of Gokyo Ri will take around two hours. You will be elated when you reach the summit with it's spectacular view. Probably the most comprehensive view of 8,000 metre peaks in Nepal, many people consider it to be Nepal's best. Surrounding us are Cho Oyu (8153 m), (a mountain that defeated a British Expedition of climbers, including Hillary, in their lead-up to their successful assault of Everest), Gyangchung Kang (7922 m), Lhotse (8501 m), Makalu (8475 m), Cholatse (6440 m), Taweche (6542 m), Kantega (6685 m), Thamserku (6808 m), Lobuche (6145 m) and Mt Everest (8848 m). Hundreds of other unnamed peaks fill the scene, whilst below us the Ngozumba Glacier, the largest in Nepal, stretches through the valley.
Itinerary Day 16:
Cross Renjo La (5400m ) to Lunden at 4400m,walk 6-7hrs. We start at 5 am, a challenging crossing of the Renjo La Pass will be exciting and probably require the use of ropes to descend into remote northern valley about (100mtrs during mid winter(Nov-Feb)) where access is restricted, and the landscape is progressively that of the Tibetan Valleys beyond the border. There is a chance we will meet Tibetan Traders descending from the Nangpa La pass that leads through the Himalayas from Tibet with their caravans of woolly yaks laden with goods.
Itinerary Day 17:
Lunden to Namche Bazar. We turn south and down valley towards Lukla for our return to Kathmandu. But there are Sherpa villages to be explored as we descend the gorge.
Itinerary Day 18:
Namche Bazar to Lukla The trail takes us down the Dudh Kosi valley to Lukla airstrip for the flight back to Kathmandu. This final day's trekking will be the only day where we cover the same ground twice on this trek.
Itinerary Day 19:
Fly to Kathmandu. We usually travel by twin otter aircraft from Lukla to Kathmandu, the flight lasts approx one hour and takes us before many of the well known peaks of the Himalaya including Cho Oyu, Numbur, Gauri Shankar and Langtang. We are met on arrival and transferred to our hotel, rest of time at leisure or take local sight seeing.
Itinerary Day 20:
Day at leisure in Kathmandu. Sight seeing tours to world heritage sites another city near by Kathmandu, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar square.
Itinerary Day 21:
Final day Before Airport Transfers, time at yours own self activities and transfer to Airport .
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
C) 75% refund up until 30 days before trip
Airport arrival and departure by private vehicle Deluxe twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast Sightseeing trip with city tour guide in Kathmandu All domestic airfares and local transport as per the itinerary Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) in during the trek Comfortable accommodation on teahouse/lodge during the trek Trek leader (English speaking, First Aid and eco trained), Sherpa helper, and all payments Sagarmatha National park entry fee and necessary permits Everest High Passes permit & tims card Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bag Exclusive medical kit bag All government and local taxes.
Departure taxes Excess baggage charges Lunch and dinner in kathmandu Travel and rescue insurance Personal trekking Equipment Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters Tips for driver, guides and porters Any extending trips
Gears and Equipment:
Clothing and Equipment List for Trekking in Himalayas: Our main paramount is to offer safe and enjoyable trek for your clients.As part of the booking process, we will provide you with a comprehensive clothing and equipment list for proposed trekking .Experienced trekkers will often take only a selection of these items based on what has worked in the past.Please find the equipment list below for your personal use during your traveling period. Foot wear:Walking boots, Wool and liner socks, sandals Clothing: Waterproof jacket and trousers, Trekking trousers, Long sleeve shirts, Micro fleece, Mid to heavyweight fleece, Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece, Thermals or base layer for top & bottom (merino wool or synthetic), Fleece pants, Medium weight down jacket Hand wear: Fleece gloves, Warms mittens and/or gloves Head wear: Wool or fleece hat, Sun hat, Scarf, Head torch and extra batteries,Sunglasses Personal Equipment: Sleeping bag, Backpack large enough to carry water bottles, camera and extra clothing, Stuff sacks for keeping your gear dry and organized, two water bottles (Nalgene wide mouth bottles are the best), Sunscreen and lip salve with a high SPF, Insect repellent, Water purification tablets (Pristine, Biox Aqua or Aqua Mira), Favorite snack food, Books, iPod and cards etc, Trekking poles, Camera with spare batteries and memory cards, Insurance certificate. Travelling: Duffle bag or large backpack for your personal gear on the trek (carried by a porter), Bring a small combination padlock to secure the bag, Travel clothes. You will need casual clothing for air travel days and time spent in Kathmandu, Toiletry bag include toilet paper, soap, towel, toothbrush, etc. Personal first aid kit: Any personal medications, Diamox (optional) helps with acclimatization. Adventure Magic Treks always provide down jackets and down sleeping bags for all our trips.The above list is one 'rough guide' of kit which you'll need to consider before leaving home. Each trekker should carry one backpack for items required during the day.Your day backpack will contain items such as warm clothes, jacket, camera, water bottles, and personal first aid kit and day snacks. The rest of your personal equipment packed in a duffel bag or backpack will be carried by a porter.The maximum weight allowance is 15kgs/33 pounds that we strongly care of porter rights and solely against any exploitation on its operation.
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