Annapurna Encounter offers trekking around high valleys of Khumbu in the Everest region, an adventure crossing Three High Passes of Everest of over 5,000 meters, Three High Passes of Everest leads to world’s highest country in between towering high peaks of Mt. Everest 8,848 m, Lhotse 8,460 m, Cho-Oyu 8,213 m, Nuptse 7,145 m, Kwangde 6,160 m, Kangtenga 6,320 m, Tharmasarkhu 6,145 m, Mt. Pumori 7,125 m and the majestic Mt. Ama Dablam 6,645 meters, never ending views of these snow capped mountains throughout this trip Gokyo to Everest Base Camp via Cho-la pass.
Three High Passes of Everest adventure starts with a short scenic flight to Lukla town, the door to Everest area from Lukla begins the real trekking passing several traditional Sherpa villages with their rich old culture and custom with awe inspiring scenery on the walk following the glacial Dudh Kosi river upstream and reaching the famous Sherpa’s capital at Namche Bazaar, with all kinds of modern facilities, hotels, lodge, restaurants, bakery, Cyber café, post office and banks.
From Namche heading higher through beautiful serene woodlands of rhododendron, birch, pines and firs tree lines with tremendous views of high snow capped mountain slowly to quaint villages of Thame and over Renjo-la close to the border of Tibet near Nangpa-la, after leaving the tree lines behind for few days to barren moon like landscape and then on the glacial wide valley to Gokyo Lake with beautiful views of high snow capped mountain during the walk, and to the high view point at Gokyo Ri 5,357 meters with awesome panorama from Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Mt. Makalu towards east and other adjoining mountain range, after a grand time here heading down to cross the high pass of Cho-la on the least trekked area by other trekkers and towards visiting the famous Everest base camp facing the notorious Khumbu ice falls and glaciers and then a climb to Kalapatthar at 5,545 meters one of the highest point this trips for mind blowing views of surrounding high peaks with Mt. Everest at a stone throw distance.
After an enjoyable and memorable time heading towards the last and final pass over Kongma La Pass at 5,535 m, And then heading back to Lukla and into tree lines after visiting the famous Tengboche Monastery before Namche and Lukla and concluding this remarkable adventure with a sweeping scenic flight back to Kathmandu with great service of Annapurna Encounter.
- Trip Mode :Lodge with Camping.
- Total Trip :20/21 days
- Highest Point :5,545 m at Kalapatthar & Kongma La Pass at 5,535m.
- Trip Grade :Adventurous to Challenging (in snow condition)
- Season :April to June & September to November
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding 30 minutes flight 03 hrs walk.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m -06 hrs.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization..
Day 05: Trek to Thame 3,880m – 04 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Marlung 4,137 m – 04 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Lungdeng 4,600 m – 04 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Renjo- La 5,465 m and to Gokyo 4,800 m – 07 hrs.
Day 09: Rest day at Gokyo Lake.
Day 10: Hike to Gokyo Ri at 5,330 m trek to Thangnag 4,750 m – 04 hrs.
Day 11: Cross Cho-la 5,367m and to Dzongla 4,850 m – 07 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep 5,170 m & Everest Base Camp 5, 364 m.
Day 14: Hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m trek to Lobuche – 04 hrs.
Day 15: Cross Kongma La 5,535 m and to Dingboche 4, 330m – 08 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Monjo 2,880 m via Namche Bazaar – 06hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Lukla – 05 hrs.
Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 20: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour.
Day 21: International departure for home ward bound.
In Kathmandu optional activities and extension to other interesting places:
Para Gliding- Rafting at – Bhote Kosi, Trisuli River – Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park.