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Everest Base Camp October 2015: Three Passes Route


Everest Base Camp October 2015: Three Passes Route

The most common trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp follows the busy route up the valleys of the Dudh Koshi and Imja Khola rivers. The three passes route we took diverts up the Bhote Koshi valley, then heads across the grain of the ridges over three passes to take in the views. These views include four 8000m peaks: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. Between the first two passes are the five Gokyo lakes, and between the second two is Everest Base Camp. At the end was Kathmandu, including Durbar Square. It was booked through KE Adventure Travel.

On 25th April & 12th May 2015 two large earthquakes hit Nepal. Thousands were killed or injured and hundreds of thousands displaced due to damage to buildings and infrastructure.

This trip was 10th October - 2nd November 2015, though I originally booked my place on 30th March, before the earthquakes.

Tourism is apparently Nepal's largest industry. In most areas the Nepalis quickly repaired tourist facilities damaged by the earthquakes to preserve their livelihood, but visitor numbers have plummeted. The last words of our Nepali tour leader when I returned home were something like please spread the word - tell people to come.

I did not know before travelling that there is new civil unrest in Nepal over representation of the south in the new constitution published on 20th September 2015. Blockades are causing lack of fuel for cooking/transport and shortage of other goods/medicines, especially for locals. Our group also had rescheduled international flights and delayed baggage.

Nepal is a wonderful place to explore with stunning scenery, varied culture and very friendly people. I urge you to visit them, giving yourself an amazing holiday and supporting their recovery, but take into account the possible effects of the shortages on both your own plans and local people. Check the latest news.

(08/03/16 - Recent update about the fuel crisis on Lonely Planet web site:


Days 1-2: 00:00:14
- London to Kathmandu: 00:00:17
Day 3: 00:00:58
- To Lukla: 00:01:01
- Planes take off from Lukla: 00:04:34
- Lukla: 00:05:17
- To Phakding: 00:05:43
- Phakding: 00:09:07
Day 4: 00:11:07
- To Namche Bazaar: 00:11:10
- Namche Bazaar: 00:15:31
Day 5: 00:16:17
- Khumjung and Kunde: 00:16:20
- Sagarmatha National Park museum: 00:16:54
- Khumjung: 00:19:48
- Khumjung monastery/yeti skull: 00:20:39
- Kunde: 00:21:39
Day 6: 00:23:10
- Return to Everest Viewpoint: 00:23:13
- To Thame: 00:24:09
- Thamo/monastery/cute kitten: 00:26:28
Day 7: 00:28:53
- Thame Khola Valley: 00:28:56
- Crowing cow/yak: 00:29:12
Day 8: 00:32:51
- Thame: 00:32:54
- To Lungdhen: 00:33:08
Day 9: 00:35:54
- Lungdhen/yaks: 00:35:57
- Bhote Kosi Valley: 00:36:09
Day 10: 00:38:20
- Renjo La to Gokyo: 00:38:23
- Top of Renjo La: 00:40:56
- Himalayan Snow Pheasant: 00:44:34
Day 11: 00:44:48
- Gokyo/Cho Oyu/lake/yaks: 00:44:51
- To Gokyo Fifth Lake: 00:45:31
Day 12: 00:49:27
- Gokyo Ri (sunrise): 00:49:30
- To Dragnag: 00:51:57
Day 13: 00:54:23
- Cho La to Dzonglha: 00:54:26
- Top of Cho La: 00:57:12
Day 14: 01:00:35
- Dzonglha: 01:00:38
- To Gorak Shep: 01:01:00
- Alpine Accentor: 01:05:52
- Short walk above Gorak Shep: 01:06:16
Day 15: 01:06:38
- Views from Gorak Shep: 01:06:41
- To Everest Basecamp: 01:07:10
- Everest Basecamp sign: 01:08:57
- Base of Khumbu Icefall: 01:09:48
- Site of 2015 avalanche at basecamp: 01:10:24
- Gorak Shep at sunset: 01:12:45
Day 16: 01:13:01
- More around Gorak Shep: 01:13:04
- Kala Patar: 01:13:49
- Top of Kala Patar: 01:15:44
- To Lobuche: 01:18:07
Day 17: 01:19:38
- Rosefinch/Lobuche: 01:19:41
- Kongma La to Dingboche: 01:19:47
- Top of Kongma La: 01:22:10
- Views descending from Kongma La: 01:23:26
Day 18: 01:26:01
- Dingboche: 01:26:04
- To Deboche: 01:26:29
- Deboche: 01:29:57
Day 19: 01:30:39
- To Monjo: 01:30:49
- Blood Pheasant: 01:30:59
- Cute puppies: 01:34:11
- Suspension bridge/confluence below Namche: 01:34:37
Day 20: 01:37:21
- Return to Lukla: 01:37:34
- Cute tiny puppy: 01:39:14
- Lukla: 01:40:39
Day 21: 01:42:10
- Return to Kathmandu: 01:42:13
Day 22: 01:45:18
- Kathmandu: 01:45:21
- Kathmandu Durbar Square: 01:46:31
- Flying bricks: 01:47:29
- Kal Bhairav: 01:48:41
- More of Kathmandu: 01:51:31
- End titles/web site: 01:53:18

Let's trek in Nepal, Everest base camp, 3 passes, 7 summits, without guide 4K

My 3 weeks trek in Nepal, around the Everest, with a Gopro 5, without guide, I hiked the Three Passes and seven summits, including Kala Pattar, Nangkar Tshang, Chuckung ri, Chuckung Tse, Kongma La Pass, Cho La pass, Renjo La pass, Gokyo Ri,...

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I took the bus from Katmandu to Salleri then hiked to Taksindu, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Chuckung, Gorakshep, ...
Next video will show how to make it safe and give many tips to reach every summit successfully without pain.
A special thanks to Fynn for being the perfect partner, pushing me to do this trek. Thank you so much buddy ! ;)

I use mostly fake Northface equipment that I've bought in Katmandu.
This video was made with FCPX.
Music : Broke For Free - Golden Hour
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Everest Base Camp Trek | Three Passes Route

My awarded documentary movie about Everest Marathon made in Himalayas:
Follow me: Instagram @adriandmoch

Mount Everest Base Camp, Lhotse Base Camp, Three Passes – all we did in 16 days in October, without any help of travel agencies, sherpas and guides. So far, this is one of the biggest adventure of our lifetimes. Thank you Andrew and Brian for being there with us!
DAY 1: Lukla (2840) – Monjo (2840)

DAY 2: Monjo – Namche Bazar (3440)

DAY 3: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3860)

DAY 4: Tengboiche – Dingboche (4400)

DAY 5: acclimatization day, we hiked on a hill (5100)

DAY 6: Dingboche – Chukung (4700) - Lhtose Base Camp – Chukung (4700).

DAY 7: accalimatization day, we hiked Chukung Ri (5500)

DAY 8: Chukung – Kongma La Pass ( 5545) – Labouche (4900)

DAY 9: Labouche – Mount Everest Base Camp – Gorak Shep (5180)

DAY 10: Gorak Shep – Kalla Pathar – Labouche – Dzongla (4800)

DAY 11: Dzongla – Cho La Pass (5420) – Gokyo (4900)

DAY 12: resting day: we hiked Gokyo Ri, where you can see Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu.

DAY 13: Gokyo – Renjo La Pass (5340) – Lundgen (4350)

DAY 14: Lundgen – Namche Bazar (3440)

DAY 15: Namche Bazar – Phankding (2600)

DAY 16: Phankding – Lukla (2840)

Adrian Dmoch & Paweł Czartoryski & Andrew King

EBC AND THREE PASSES TREK - UNGUIDED - The Way Overland - Episode 44

Read the full blog post here -

Take a seat, grab that drink and get comfy guys as this is a long one! We had a lot of fun filming this one and we hope you enjoy watching it!

Following a scenic drive up into the mountains we reached a small lodge (Hilltop Guesthouse) at the Taksindu Pass (3000m), where we arranged with the friendly owner, Pasang Sherpa, to leave the Troopy under his watchful eye for the duration of our trek. Before leaving the Troopy behind and setting off for the epic month ahead we had a few things to get sorted; repacking our packs, charging batteries (a costly exercise in the lodges), packing down the Troopy making sure everything was going to be secure and safe.

The following morning we managed to get away by about 10am for the first part of the trek; Taksindu to Namche. Most people (95%) usually fly into Lukla and hike for two days to reach Namche; we decided to trek the extra few days because we could drive there as well as get some (much needed) fitness preparation for what was to come.

To reach Namche we took 5 days, covering 50km of constantly changing terrain, approximately 4km of elevation loss and gain, a million farting mules pushing their way past, and glimpses of the snow capped mountains peeping their heads out ahead of us.

Following a killer and dusty hike up the mountain to Namche (3,440m), we arrived at lunch time and found a small lodge to stay with a very friendly host, the Valley View Lodge. After 5 days of trekking it was nice to take the boots off! We spent 2 nights here, taking the next day as an acclimatisation day. The air traffic in Namche is non-stop with helicopters landing at one of many helipads bringing supplies in and taking tourists on scenic flights (or picking them up when they've had enough with trekking!). Being with 2 males who take an interest to these sorts of things, we spent a good chunk of our day off at one of the helipads getting right up close to the action. So close that if you stood up when a chopper was landing you might get a haircut.

Okay, okay now for what this whole episode is about, our UNGUIDED 3 PASSES TREK + EVEREST BASE CAMP! A 130km trek that includes visiting the bustling Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,570m), climbing Chukhung Ri (5,550m), crossing Kongma La (5,535m), ticking EBC (5380m) and Kalapathar (5,643m) off the bucket list, crossing Cho La (5,380m) and its slippery glacier, exploring Gokyo and its beautiful lakes, and finishing it all off with an amazing view of Gokyo and Everest from Renjo La (5,388m).

As this is a long post, we'll finish it here. You can read the full write up over on our blog here -

That's a wrap for this episode! Thanks for watching! In the next episode we’ll be heading back to Kathmandu before exploring western Nepal.

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Everest Basecamp Trek and Island Peak Summit October 2015

132.1 miles trekked (the easy part)
27,677 cumulative feet ascended (the hard part)
12 hours straight climbing in 50% less oxygen to the summit of Island Peak (the hardest part)

Here's to forgetting the blisters, headaches, gear failures, exhaustion, nosebleeds, and Khumbu coughs; and to remembering the spectacular views, climbs, and Nepali people.

Three Passes Trek Everest Base Camp

Cinematic Three Passes Trek in Nepal including Everest Base Camp. Shot on iPhone X and edited on iMac Pro with Final Cut Pro.

2015 - OCTOBER - NEPAL LEG 3 - Everest Base Camp

In 2015 I set off to Nepal with a couple of friends to spend five weeks exploring the amazing country. The trip took me from Jiri to Lukla, then on to Everest Base Camp and finally to the summit of Island Peak.

These videos go to show what an amazing trip this was.

Let's Trek in Nepal - Three passes in 360° - Everest Base Camp - kala pattar itinerary Gopro & 360

This is a 360° video about my trek in Nepal. I did the Three-Passes trek without guide and without porter, using Maps.Me. I used a Gopro and a 360 Gear from Samsung.

Here are the Grids of the 22 locations (and some more) I'm showing in blue during the video. You can add them directly in your Maps.Me App on your phone :

1. Alobar1000 Hostel

2. Saleri lodge

Hiltop Guest House 1 nuit 3000 m

3. Pemanamding-Monastery

Sundup Guest House 1 nuit

Buy TIMS card for 2000 NRP

Sagarmatha National Park Check Point 3390 Nepali roupies

4. Hillary Bridge

5. N'est (2 nights)

6. Acclimatization summit 3880

7. Trekkers Lodge 1 nuit

8. Acclimatization summit Tengboche (4380m)

9. Snowlion Lodge (2 nights)

10. Nangkartshang
Sommet • ▲5073m

Chukhung Resort nuit

11. Chukhung Ri
Sommet • ▲5546m

12. Kongma La pass
pass • ▲5535m

13. Bhudda Guest House 1. Nuit

14. Kala Patthar

15. Everest base camp

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Everest base camp Three passes trek DAYS 4&5: Tengboche to Chukhung [GoPro7][4K]

Days 4 & 5 of preseason (february to march 2019) Everest base camp Three passes trek where during the day number four we trekked from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m) and during the day number five from Dingboche to Chukhung (4730m). The whole time there were great views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam...

DAY 12 & 13 : Everest 3 Passes Trek | Completing the LAST Pass !

Himalayan Adventure, 3 Passes Trek including Everest Base Camp. Getting over the last pass Kongma La, Another Helicopter Evacuation and a toilet with a toilet seat!

DAY 3 : Everest 3 Passes Trek | Phakding To Namche Bazaar

Himalayan Adventure, 3 Passes Trek including Everest Base Camp.
Hilary Suspension Bridge, Chocolate Cake and Insane Porter Strength!

NEPAL trip - Everest Base Camp via Three Passes and Four Peaks

Our trek in NEPAL to Everest Base Camp via Three High Passes Kongma La (5,535m), Cho La (5,380m), Renjo La (5,388m)
and Four Peaks - Nangkar Tshang (5100m), Gokyo Ri (5,483m), Kala Pattar (5,545m), Chukkung Ri (5,550m).


NEPAL – EVEREST CIRCUIT TREK | Gokyo, Cho La, Everest Base Camp.

Trekking the Everest Circuit for two weeks with Adventure Lovers in October 2016.

Kathmandu – Lukla – Namche – Gokyo – Everest Base Camp – Kala Pathar.

Camera gear: Canon EOS 6D, Canon EOS M3, GO Pro Hero 4 Black

Three Passes Trek + Everest Base Camp vaellus 2017

Three Passes Route + Everest Base Camp November - December (24.11. - 11.12.2017)

Everestin kolmen solan vaellus + Everest perusleiri omatoimisesti ilman opasta ja kantajia.

No guide. No porter.

Day1: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding

Day2: Phakding - Namche Bazaar

Day3: Namche Bazaar (acclimatization day, we hiked to viewpoint)

Day4: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Day5: Tengboche (acclimatization day, we hiked to viewpoint)

Day6: Tengboche to Dingboche

Day7: Dingboche to Chhukung

Day8: Chhukung (acclimatization day) We hiked Chhukung Ri (5546m)

Day9: Chhukung - Kongma La Pass (5535m) - Lobuche

Day10: Lobuche - Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp (return)

Day11: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5634m) - Lobuche

Day12: Lobuche - Dzonglha

Day13: Dzonglha - Cho La Pass (5420m) - Gokyo

Day14: Gokyo (rest day) We hiked Gokyo Ri (5357m)

Day15: Gokyo - Renjo La Pass (5345m) - Namche Bazaar

Day16: Namche Bazaar (rest day)

Day17: Namche Bazaar - Lukla

Day18: Lukla - Kathmandu (flight)

Three Passes Trek - Nepal September 2018

Three Passes Trek with Everest Base Camp

Nepal- Everest Base Camp Three Passes Trek

Nov. 2015

Everest Base Camp 2016 October - 11 Days HD

After 11 Days , 10 Night.. crossing 125 kilometer. .. I made it to Kala Patthar & Everest Base Camp in Nepal 5550m above sea level...
Close to Everest Mountain in Himalayan Mountains..
For all my beloved family and friends !!!

Hope you enjoy watching this video and the beauty of Everest Region
بعد 11ايام و 10ليالي على الاقدام 125كيلومتر !!! بنيبال 5550متر عن سطح البحر بجبل كلابثار ومخيم افيريست الرئيسي
اهداء الى امي وابي و اخي و جميع الاصدقاء والاحباب

اتمنى استمتاعكم بمشاهدة الفيديو

Deadmau5 - Strobe (Mr FijiWiji Remix)
TRAXX - Discovery (Pyramid Remix)
1 Pass path
Shots with GoPro Hero 4 (Silver)
Canon 8000D
Filmed By: Mohammad A. Abdallah
Editing By: Mohammad A. Abdallah

Instagram: Mohammed_a_abdullah ( Moe.a.a )


We complete days 3-7 on the three passes and Everest basecamp trek. Making this part 2 of our Everest trekking series. We observe the celebrations for Tihare which is a large celebration in Nepal. it is similar to India's Diwali festival of lights. Alex gets altitude sickness and we see Everest for the first time!

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