Two Pass Trek

20 DAYS
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Kongma La & Cho La Pass trek is less crowded and less visited trekking trail of Everest trekking region. Khongma La Pass trekking is one of the challenging trekking in Nepal. It is above the Khumbu glacier opposite Lobuche in Everest trek region and  one of several small summits, including Pokalde, that make up the long South West ridge of Nuptse, between the Khumbu and Nuptse Glaciers. The view from Pokalde is stunning, especially the proximity of the huge south face of Nuptse. East of the Kongma La, a small, stepped glacier descends from the summit between long, rocky.
Day:01 Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel

Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff with a warm welcome and transfer to respective hotels with a briefing regarding Everest high three passes trek, hotels, lodge on the route with do and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.

Day 02: In Kathmandu withsightseeing tour and trek preparation.

Morning departs hotel for sightseeing tour at places of interest visit old Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath “monkey temple” Kathmandu valley steeped with ancient historical places listed on World Heritage Sites. After an interesting tour afternoon preparation for the great adventure to Everest high three passes trekking.

Day 03: Morning Flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2804m/9199ft). Trekking from Lukla to Phakding (Alt. 2610m/8563ft). Walking 3 hrs.

Early morning you will be picked up at the hotel by our guide and escort you to domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport. Then you board the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. During the 40 minutes, you enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas. After landing at Tenzing-Hilary airport you meet your porter. He will carry your luggage. Then you start your trekking. Today you trek of three hours. It’s easy and gentle. The trail starts passing a Kani (ceremonial gatehouse). It descends steeply then runs level above Kyangma village, which has a large gompa (monastery) and school. After that, you enter Cheplung village. The trail descends through community forest with the sight of Dudh Koshi River. Crossing suspension bridge it’s a short climb around the ridge to Ghat. Leaving Ghat the trail passes a school and complex of mani walls, chortens and prayer wheels. Then the trail climbs to the hamlet of Chhuthawa. From Chhuthawa after a short walk, you reach to Phakding. Overnight at a mountain lodge.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04 :Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5-6 hrs

After a nice morning, walk continues crossing bridges over Dudh Kosi River passing several interesting villages of Toc-Toc, Bhenkar and Monjo arriving at Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate, from here on the river bed for few hours and after the last bridge a steep uphill to Namche Bazaar, at Namche with facilities of good restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office, and banks.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5:NamcheBazaar : Hike to Khumjung Valley 

This is the first of the two days set aside for "acclimatization". Health experts recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day's hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guides take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region.

Day 06: Trekking from Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (Alt. 3680m/12073ft). Walking 5 hrs. 

After breakfast, you follow the path by the giant mani in Chhorkung and trek north around the long ridge. At the end of the bluff is a viewpoint over a panorama of Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest. Then trail reaches Kyangjuma. After short walk, it takes to trail junction at Sanasa. You catch the path leads to Gokyo and climb the ridge. Just across the valley, you will be able to see houses of Tengboche on the another ridge and the walled fields of Phortse. Then the track contours the ridge and reaches a small pass, Mong La (3975m). Locals say village nearby this pass is the birthplace of Lama Sange Dorje, the saint who introduced Buddhism to the Everest region. Crossing Mong La the path drops down to Dudh Koshi through pine forests and it arrives at Phortse Thanga. Overnight at a mountain lodge.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07:Trekking from Phorse Thanga to Machherma (Alt. 4470m/14665ft). Walking 5 hrs. 

The day starts crossing the river at Phortse Thenga and moves up through the forest. Then the trail splits. You follow the trail that climbs northwest along the valley of the Dudh Koshi towards Gokyo. Continue your trekking to the next village Dole along the west side of the valley. From Dole, you have mountain views of Khumbila to the south and Taboche to the north side. From Dole, it’s a steep climb out of the forest to a barren hillside covered in tundra grasses and dotted scrub junipers and arrives Lhabarma. From this small village, the trail climbs gently past a large Chorten to Luza. The trail continues to climb along the side of the valley over a series of sandy hummocks. You will soon reach a Chorten and fluttering prayer flags on the outskirts of Machhermo. Overnight at a mountain lodge.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08:Trekking from Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4790m/15715ft). Walking 4 hrs.

Today leaving Machhermo you enter the deserted tundra of the high mountains. It climbs steeply up a scrubby slope to a few of chortens on the hilltop. Then it follows the ridge. On the way, you have good views of Kantega (6685m) and Cho Oyu (8210m), the sixth tallest mountain in the world. Then you will come to a small settlement of Pangka. From Pangka the trail dips then climb into a rocky cleft on stone steps beside the stream. Afterward, it reaches the first lake, Longponga Tsho (4650m). Just past the lake, a small side trail cuts east towards Cho La Pass to Lobuche. The trail now becomes almost level as it crosses a barren landscape. You will soon reach the second lake Taboche Tsho (4710m). From this lake, after short walking, you will arrive at village nearby Gokyo lake (4790m). Gokyo village is located between a wall of moraine and the lake which is backed by a basin o fang-like peaks. Overnight at a mountain lodge.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09:At Gokyo hike to Gokyo-Ri 5,357m and trek to Thaknak 4,750m - 04 hrs.

Morning hike to Gokyo Ri 5,357m, offers panorama of world’s highest peaks from Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and to the east rises Mt. Makalu. After a mesmerizing time at Gokyo Ri descend to Gokyo for lunch and then a short walk to Thaknak beneath Ngozumba Glacier with rest of the afternoon free at leisure to enjoy the surrounding views.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Cross Tsho-La 5,367m and trek to Dzongla 4,830 m -07 hrs.

Starting before dawn with long climb to the top of Tsho-lapass (pronounced as Cho-la) over rocky moraine in snow condition this will be tough to find the right path in snow and ice, walking on rubble of moraine reaching at the top enclosed by Cholatse, Nirekha and Taboche peaks, after a hard climb to the top, descend to a small valley at Dzong-la for overnight halt.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Trek to Lobuche 4,940 m - 05 hrs.

After wonderful stop at Dzongla, morning a short uphill climb and then a nice pleasant walk near Thugla (Dugla) on the midway where Pheriche, Dingboche and Cho-la pass joins towards Everest Base Camp. From here a gradual walk to Lobuche for overnight stop.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar 5545 m and back toGorek Shep 6 hrs

We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar and witness the first light of day caress the peaks of the mountains, particularly, Mt. Everest. However, we need to be prepared for an early morning departure, amid predawn darkness and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C). Further, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. During the ascent to Kala Patthar, we can pause to catch breath at several outstanding view points from where we can snap great pictures. After several hours of ascent, we reach Kala Patthar and will again descend down to Gorek Shep.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13: Trek Everest Base Camp 5365 m and descend to Lobuche 6 hrs 

We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. From EBC we can see the hazardous route of Everest i.e. Khumbu Icefall by which brave climbers pass through. From EBC we descend to Lobuche and we will chase to Cho-La pass 5420 m. The war from EBC to Lobuche is also known as Lobuche pass. No doubt that trek to EBC is a lifetime achievement to the trekkers.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14:Cross Kongma La (5,535m) to Chukkung (4,720m) 6-7 hrs

The Kongma La is a challenging pass and often underrated the trek in is a more interesting way to approach the Imja Valley than either via Dugla and Dingboche the usual route taken by most trekking parties. The path is steep on the way up to the top of the pass. From the top the views are truly spectacular, especially towards Makalu in the east with Ama Dablam’s North Ridge and Nuptse towering immediately over our heads. We trek down past some glacial lakes and yak pastures on the descent to finally reach Chukkung a small settlement around 4 hours from the pass.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15: Climb Chukkung Ri (5,550m) – 5 hours. Trek to Dingboche (4,410m) – 3 hrs

We need to be up early today for the last of our ascents after breakfast we strike out on our final challenge. From the Chukkung the path quickly leads upwards, crossing open grassy slopes and heading straight towards the towering massif of Lhotse that stands steadfast behind our mountain. Two weeks into the trek we feel more like mountain goats, well acclimatized and very fit, this peak should be easier to negotiate as we zig-zag our way to the top and yet it is as daunting as any taken so far. With the warming sun and clear air we make the final steps up rocky blocks. At the top there are yet more prayer flags to greet us and seal our triumph. The views from the top are as spectacular as ever and it is here we can see just how far we have come. We can trace out our journey across the Khumbu with the Dudh Khosi flowing south towards Lukla and down south to the terai (almost at sea level) beyond, to the west lies Cho La and Gokyo towards Tibet.Behind us stands the gigantic wall of Lhotse so great that it masks our view of Everest which now hides behind it. No matter we are repaid with views of Makalu to the east and the great mountains of the Upper Hongu with Chamlang and Baruntse clearly visable. It is hard to imagine a better climax than this as we stand amongst these towering giants. Time to descend from our high point, for some food before an easy trek down to Dingboche.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16: Trek to Kyangjungma 3,600m 2 hrs before Namche 6 – 7 hrs.

The walk from here leads on the main path where one can come across many trekkers, yaks and other beasts of burden, the scenic walk leads past the village of Pangboche, after a break here, a short walk brings you to the bridge from the bridge it is nearly downhill all the way with few ups in between to Pangboche, from here descend towards the bridge with a pleasant walk through the pine, rhododendron forest to Deoboche, after Deoboche 40 minutes uphill climb reaches you at Thyangboche for the overnight stop. Thyangboche offers excellent scenery of the surrounding peaks including Mt.Everest and of the majestic peak of Ama Dablam, visit the famed Thyangboche monastery as per the time rules for the visit.

From here a slow descend with a slight climb to the ridge and a gradual walk brings you at Kyangjungma for the overnight stop offering grand views of Ama Dablam, Thermasarkhu, and Kangtenga with chances of seeing some wildlife.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17: Trek to Monjo 2,835m. Approx. 4 – 5 hours walk.

A short easy walk back to Namche Bazaar on the downhill and gradual path, after Namche Bazaar a downhill walk most of the way to Monjo for the overnight, Monjo village located near Sagarmatha National Park Entrance.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 18: Trek to Lukla 4 – 5 hrs walk.

Today the end of this great adventure trekking back to Lukla, a leisure and pleasant walk, with few short up-hills to encounter. On reaching Lukla, last dinner with the fellow Sherpa guides and porters.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

From Lukla taking an early morning flight back to Kathmandu with views of mountains, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back to respective hotels with rest of the day free at leisure.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 20: International departure homeward bound.

Today, last day in amazing Nepal with great experience and fond memories of Everest High Two Pass trekking, as per your time for international flight, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff transfer you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.
WHAT’S INCLUDED
  • All airport pick-up & drop by private vehicle (international and domestic)
  • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight including airport tax
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card)
  • English speaking, government licensed guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance
  • Twin/double sharing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek
  • First aid kit
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • trekking route maps
  • All necessary government taxes and service charges
  • Porter (For two person)
 
WHAT’S EXCLUDED
  • Your Nepal visa fees and 2 passport size photos
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu
  • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Food and accommodations in case of early arrivals from the trek or late departures from airport
  • Your extra personal expenses during trek such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter etc)
  • Tips for the trekking crew
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  1. 1-2 long sleeve T-shirts
  2. 4-5pairs of Socks
  3. A down Jacket
  4. A wind and waterproof thin layer jacket.
  5. 2 windproof/waterproof trousers
  6. A Thermal wears (specially a trouser)
  7. A pair of good trekking boot
  8. pair of sandal
  9. Trekking Stick/s
  10. Winter hat
  11. A pair of half gloves for walking stick (if you prefer)
  12. Sunscreen (35 to 60spf)
  13. Sleeping bag
  14. Head light
  15. Water bottle and a water purifying pills 
  16. And a medicines which are necessary for you.
Price: $1650
Duration
Duration
20 Days
Season
Season
Spring / Autumn
Region
Region
Everest region
Grade
Grade
Strenuous
Altitude
Altitude
5,545m / 18,192 ft.
Walking
Walking
6-7 Hrs
Accommodation
Accommodation
Hotel/TeaHouse
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