Date Fri 13 Sep 2024 (until Tue 30 Sep 2025)
Stages 11
Category
Altitude 5,601m/18,376ft
Distance 131k/82mi
Elevation change 7,584m/24,875ft
Website https://www.himalayanadventurelabs.com/world-fastpacks-series/everest-3-passes/
Organiser Himalayan Adventure Labs

Come fastpack with us!

Are you a trail runner looking for a new adventure? Or an experienced hiker who likes to travel fast and ultra light? We organize small groups of active people who want to get way off the beaten path in the Himalaya. Join us as cross massive valley systems using three passes; Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La in the Khumbu region. Register here on UltraSignup!

Highlights

    • Fly into a high altitude airstrip and then travel quick, fast, and self-supported through three passes near the Everest region.
    • Cross massive valley systems using three passes (Renjo La, Chola and Kongma La), and climb Gokyo Ri.
    • Opt for a non-technical climb of Gokyo Ri (5,357m/17,575ft).
    • And yes, you can walk to Everest Base Camp if the spirit moves you. Or climb Kala Patar (5550m/18,208ft) for stunning 360 degree panoramas.
    • Travel without porter or pack animal support. Seriously, there is no need to do this – the lodges have blankets and good food. Travel quick and light!
    • Move at your own pace – you can run when you want or just power hike all day long. We’ve got you covered.
    • Let us handle the logistics, we’ve led a lot of trail runners down crazy (and not so crazy) trails in Nepal – we know what we are doing!

Seventeen days including orientation day, fourteen in the mountains, a buffer day and a departure day

The Numbers

    • Seventeen days including orientation day, fourteen in the mountains (of which two are acclimatisation days), a buffer day and a departure day
    • Minimum Distance: 131k/82mi, Ascent: 7,584m/24,875ft,  Descent 7,561m/24,800ft. Max possible elevation: 5,601m/18,376ft.
    • Check out our route in Caltopo
    • Max group size: 10
    • Cost: $2,976 All inclusive, including $250 deposit through your UltraSignup registration (the rest due within 30 days)

Itinerary

  • Arrival Day
  • Briefing, gear check, and shopping trip to Thamel, where gear stores abound. Group dinner and early to sleep.
  • Day 1: Early morning flight to Lukla (2,860m/9,383ft). After a quick cup of tea, we will head north to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,286ft) where we will sleep for two nights while we acclimatize.
  • Day 2: Namche Bazaar. This is an acclimatization day. We will hike high above Namche, come down and eat way too much at the German Bakery.
  • Day 3: Thame (3819m/12,532ft). This is not too far up the valley from Namche but we want to go slow since we are still acclimatizing and it is a great hike.
  • Day 4: Another stunning day getting up into alpine terrain. We will stay in Lumde (4,368m/14,330ft).
  • Day 5: Acclimatization hikes, climbing high, and sleeping low with another night in Lumde as we continue to acclimatize.
  • Day 6: Cross Renjo Pass (5,360m) and descend to Gokyo (4,790m).
  • Day 7: Climb Gokyo Ri (5,360m). Sleep in Gokyo (4,790m).
  • Day 8: Head east by crossing the wide Ngumba Glacier. Climb and cross Cho La (5,420m/17,782) descend to Zongla (4,830m).
  • Day 9: Gorak Shep. This is a collection of a few lodges – really the last outpost before Everest Base Camp.
  • Day 10:  This is it! Up early and a climb up to Kala Patar (5,550m). Snack, and then walk to EBC (5,364m) and down to Lobuche (4,910m).
  • Day 11: We will get up really early and cross Kongma La (5,535m) and descend and sleep at Dingboche (4,410m).
  • Day 12:  Long day dropping down. Monastery visit in Tengboche  (3,860m) and then drop down to Namche (3,440m).
  • Day 13: Pretty easy walk (except last part is uphill!) to Lukla (2,840m).
  • Day 14: Flight back to KTM. If all goes well, we will arrive early in the day.
  • Day 15: Buffer Day/Party in Kathmandu.
  •  Departure Day

Terms and Conditions

Please visit our registration page on our website for complete terms and conditions including refund policy and payment plan.


Recap

Date Fri 13 Sep 2024 (until Tue 30 Sep 2025)
Stages 11
Category
Altitude 5,601m/18,376ft
Distance 131k/82mi
Elevation change 7,584m/24,875ft
Website https://www.himalayanadventurelabs.com/world-fastpacks-series/everest-3-passes/
Organiser Himalayan Adventure Labs

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