H 3 High passes and Everest base camp trek
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3 High passes and Everest base camp trek

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  • j price:
    1 995 USD
  • d no. of days:
    22 days
  • c type of adventure:
    TREKS & TOURS
  • q size of group:
    2-10 people
  • k how crowded:
    on average
  • a accommodation:
    3-star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek.
  • g transportation:
    Domestic flight and private vehicles.
  • m food:
    Breakfast in Kathmandu, all meals during trek.

Adventure
description

An expedition will lead you to one of the most scenic regions of Nepal, adored by the tourists from all around the world. We will reach a base under Everest – a starting point of the climbing to the highest mountain of the world. We will admire a panoramic view of the Himalayas from the peak of Kala Patthar, a valley of the silent, cobalt Gokyo lakes. You will ascend Gokyo-Ri, by many considered as the most beautiful vantage point of the region, where you will be again awaited by the stunning view of the mountain massifs. We will visit a monastery in Thame and – what in this travel is especially interesting, we will cross three high passes, Kongma La (5,545 m), Cho La-La (5,440 m) and Renjo (5,360 m).
We will start our adventure sightseeing a royal capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. You will explore various places of worship, inter alia, the Buddhist Boudhanath sanctuary, and the largest in Nepal Hindu Pashupatinath Temple or the Swayambhunath, known as the Monkey Temple. We will also go to the main, royal plaza of the city, Durbar Square, having known the charming Thamel – a tourist district with numerous stalls, cafes and restaurants.
We will begin from an exciting flight in the unique mountain scenery from Kathmandu to Lukla. From there will have a trekking to the Sagarmatha National Park, inscribed the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. You will go by colourful landscapes, Buddhist monasteries, the Himalayan peaks covered with snow. After reaching the Kongma La pass, we will continue our trekking to the Everest base camp; here in all of its glory will see the unusual Khumbu icefall, a freight of the daredevils trying their hand at climbing to the highest mountain in the world. A further road to the unique Kalapathar and the Cho La pass will be a real challenge. A trail leads in the vicinity of charming, mysterious lakes of the Gokyo region, from where we begin our climbing to Gokyo Ri, one of the finest vantage points of the region. Continuing a trekking you will reach to the next great pass - Renjo La. Then we will get to Marlung, from where by the trail used by centuries by the Tibetan traders we will go to Thame, where an extraordinary, Buddhist monastery stands. Finally, we will reach to Lukla, from where we come back to Kathmandu leaving behind the highest mountain of the world. Enriched by our memories which will be with you forever.
This trekking is intended for persons prepared physically and enjoying good health, with a high-mountain experience.
Trekking which last for several hours, sometimes in the difficult terrain and high altitude, which we reach, requires both physical and psychical endurance.
If you have any doubts if you can meet this challenge – contact with us.

Please notice that presented expedition, as well as all the other offers presented by Meroway Adventure were created using our best knowledge and experience. However, if you would like to modify the presented itinerary as so it better matches your needs - please contact us and we will do our best to meet your expectations - this is Your own way of adventure!

Day 1: Flight to Kathmandu. Welcome to Nepal! Namaste!! After arrival we will transfer you to the hotel. You can relax after a trip or if you have energy- the same day visit Swayambhunath Temple, the name is famous as a Monkey Temple. The temple was built before the fifth century AD and is a place revered by the Nepalese. It is situated on a hill, overlooking a beautiful view of the city. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing. We will start the day after your breakfast so first visit Pashupatinath temple. It is one of the oldest Hindu temples of Nepal, which is a holy place for Hindus, to which many pilgrims. This great temple Shiwy consists of many complexes separate buildings, monuments, and in many places, meet Sadhu holy men traditionally painted faces. Then we will go to the shrine Bouddhanath, with the largest stupa in South Asia, which is the main center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Then go to the central square of the city - Durbar Square. Is a former royal residence built in the twelfth century. You will see many unique buildings, including the temple of Kumari Bahal (House of the Living Goddess), where it can dostąpisz meeting with the same Kumari - the living embodiment of the goddess. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Morning flight to Lukla (2840m), the village, which opens the gates of our journey. Exciting flight lasts approx. 40 minutes of the beautiful mountains, provide you with an unforgettable experience. It is one of the most beautiful routes in the world, which is exciting final landing on a hill surrounded by high mountain peaks. Upon arrival we start trek to Phakding (2610m), trekking around 3-4 hours.
Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440M), trekking for people with good physical condition is approximately six hours of hiking.
Day 5: This is the day for acclimatization. You can take a short trip to the area as well as Namche Baazar and Khumjung village. The main center of the region which is the capital of the Khumbu Sherpas village. You will find here offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market held every Friday evening and Saturday. Hiking up will surely help in acclimatization, so we encourage you to it.
Day 6: Trekking from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), wandering about 6 hours. Tengboche is the perfect place to enjoy a close Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Mt Everest, there is also the largest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region. Overnight in Tengboche.
Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m), wandering about 6 hours. In the morning we do the last photo of the monastery, which in the morning looks most spectacular and embark on a further journey. On the way we will enjoy with more beautiful views, we are going to Pangboche.
Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Chukhung (4730m). We go quietly, our plan for today is only 3 hours of hiking. While walking through the valley, we observe Lhotse and Ama Dablam. After about 3 km, we reach the place Yak Herdman. On the way to Chhukung we will see Island Peak (Imja Tse), the most popular trekking peak, after few hours of walking we get to Chhukung.
Day 9: This day is spent on acclimatization. I would recommend to do some of hike, which will allow us to better prepare for the next days. We recommend climbing to Chhukung Ri or the Island Peak base.
Day 10: Trekking Chhukung via Kongma-La Pass (5535) to Lobuche (4910m) - about 8 hours. We start at down, the day will be able to truly experience the pristine area and remoteness from civilization. We can choose several options of routes. After reaching the top of the Kongma La, and a moment of rest, begin the descent down the afternoon we reach Lobuche. Note: Trekking through the Kongma La is optional. If you do not want this want to wander the pass and want to go directly to Lobuche with Chhukung, of course, is a possibility.
Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m), trekking about 9 hours. The trail leads through to Gorakshep lateral moraine of the glacier Khumbu. Before us views of the northern ridge of Everest and Pumori peaks, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse. We climb a small hill which will lead us to where we Thangma Riju able to see 360 ​​degree panorama of snow-capped mountains. Then start the steep climb Changri Glacier Glacier, where we catch a first look at Kala Patthar, ascent into Pumori. Gorakshep reach, where after a short lunch and rest, we set off on the trail to Everest Base Camp. We continue our journey. Reached the Everest Base Camp, we only really appreciate the climbers who take the challenge to enter the highest mountain in the world, starting from the dangerous Khumbu glaciar. Tents climbers are distinctive contrast against the white surroundings. Everest, in fact, it is not visible from this place, even though it's really worth it to get to this point of our trip, an unforgettable experience. Back to Gorakshep.
Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kalapathar (5545m) and trek to Lobuche (4910 m), hiking about 8 hours. We start very early in the morning to arrive on time to Kala Patthar and be able to witness the first rays of the sun on the mountains, including the highest - Everest. After a few hours of climbing Kala Patthar reach. Hence we can climb up a little rocky slope to get to the characteristic mound braided many prayer flags. Before our eyes will be stretched a stunning panorama of the Himalayas, we do photos as much as we want, but also experiencing this moment, which is likely to stay with us for life and make our hearts begin to beat faster. Then, we go way back in the afternoon to come to Lobuche.
Day 13: Trekking from Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m) - 4 hours.
Day 14: Dzongla via Cho-la pass (5420m) to Thangnak (4700m) - trekking around 8 hours.
Day 15: Trekking from Thangnak to Gokyo Lake (4790 m), trekking about 4 hours. Gokyo greeted by wonderful views. We spend 2 nights here and visit Gokyo-Ri as well (5360m).
Day 16: Rest acclimatization day, which I recommend climb Gokyo Ri to enjoy the best scenery viewing in the Everest Region. Optionally, you can explore the surrounding lakes, in particular Thonak Tsho Tsho and Ngozuma. If you are interested, we can make the entrance to the hill at the edge of one of the lakes to have access to the amazing views of Cho-Oyu on, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Makalu. The northern part of the fifth lake provides great views of Cho Oyu Base Camp-and the largest glacier in the world, Ngazumpa Glacier.
Day 17: Trek from Gokyo via Renjo-La pass (5360m) to Marlung (4210m) - about 9 hours. In the morning we will walk down from the Gokyo valley, we leave the main trail and go Renjo-la via Dudh Pokhari. After 3 hours of trekking. We reach to the Renjo-La pas, from where we can see the dazzling views of Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche.
Day 18: Trekking from Marlung to Namche Bazaar (3440M) - about 7 hours. Descent from Murlung, Thame begins the traditional route frequented for centuries by Tibetan traders. We get to Thame offering a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. Leaving Thame meet the famous monastery founded some 325 years ago, it has 3 large images Chenresig (Avalokitesvara), Guru Rinpoche and the Buddha Sakyamuni. Next path descends steeply down to the village Thamo, which is called Khari Gompa monastery, and the next in Phurte - Laud of Coutances popular with Westerners to the center of science and Buddhist meditation. overngith in Namche.
Day 19: Trek from Namche to Lukla. Around 8 hours.
Day 20: Morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu - after 40 minutes flight. We will arrived in Kathmandu then we will tranfer you to the hotel. After check-in you can take rest or relax. You are free. We will celebrate the completion of the trip in the evening so there will be the farewell dinner at Nepaly typical resturant with cultural program, hosted by Meroway Adventure :)
Day 21: Reserve day. This day you can plan a extra trip (sunset in Nagarkot, bungee and rafting), or just relax while doing last minute shopping at Thamel. If you are interested in a trip extra - please let us know, we will arrange it for you.
Day 22: Your journey come end today. It's time to return home. We kindly rewuest to you, please do not forget to exchange e-mails with your travel companions! The representative Meroway Adventure will take you to the airport about three hours from the scheduled flight. On the way home you will have plenty of time to plan your next adventure ....Have a good and safe flight.
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Price
and equipment

 Meroway Adventure has a philosophy with trip inclusions. As much as possible is included so that customers know the total cost of the adventure trip up front:

  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • A full day Kathmandu sightseeing with tour guide
  • Three nights in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse and tented camp accommodation during the trek
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary program by private vehicles
  • Domestic flight to/from Lukla
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking license holder trekking Guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter), other helpers including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permits 
  • Tickets to the visited places
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Farewell dinner before depature
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • All necessary taxes 
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation/s in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, internet / Wi-Fi, hitter charge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).
  • Tips for guide and porter and driver
  • Other expenses which is not mention on included section

Head:

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Body:

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof softshell pants
  • Thin, lightweight socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Sport shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • Few T-shirts short/long sleeves
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Wind-Stopper jacket (not necessary)
  • Waterproof softshell jacket or
  • Down vest and/or jacket
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves (depends on season)

Accessories:

  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Headlamp
  • Trekking Bags
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
  • Daypack
  • Trekking Poles
  • Camel bag

Toiletries:

  • Quick drying towel
  • Personal toilets accesories
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Anti bacterial hands wash

Recommendations

Alicja Pietraszkiewicz

Trip with Meroway Adventure met all my expectations. Beginning from the time when I left the airport Nima took care of me and during the trekking organizers took care of comfort and safety of all trekking participants. What was important to me, I saw respect to the local people and respect the fact that we were only the guests in the visited places. The Himalayas are beautiful and the experience of trekking will remain in my memory forever:) I recommend.

Jagoda, Michał, Karol, Izi man, Karol, Dawid, Maciek, Marcin

Namaste! We would like to thank Meroway for an incredible adventure in the Himalayas. Traveling with your help was much simpler, more pleasant and all above more aware. In particular, we wanted to thank Nima- our guide for the professionalism, sense of humor and great flexibility. Before journey we wondered whether guide is a good idea, but after the fact, we know that travel gained so much. Thank you for sharing with us what the local people have the best to offer, the best lassi, delicious chili chicken, help with altitude sickness and support on icy paths. Thanks for everything and for sure see you again.

Tom Kiivit

Hello Meroway Nima and Paulina, I want to thank for the great individual service to our Everest Base Camp trek. It was an unforgettable experience, and i can support only recommend this agency. Best Regards Tom.

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