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► ABOUT THIS HIKE
In March-April 2023, I hiked the Three Passes Trek in Nepal in 16 days. During the trek, I was accompanied by a guide and porter from Himalayan Glacier. I flew from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860m / 9,383ft) and spent the night in Phakding (2,610m / 8,563ft) before continuing on to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,286ft) the following day. After an acclimatization day in Namche, I hiked to the Tengboche Monastery (3,870m / 12,697ft) where I camped for the night. The next day, I hiked to Dingboche (4,360m / 14,304ft) where I experienced snowfall overnight. The day after that, I did an acclimatization hike to Nangkartshang peak (5,083m, 16,676ft).
The following day, which happened to be my birthday, I hiked to Chukhung (4,730m / 15,518ft) and did another acclimatization hike to Chukhung Ri (5,559m, 18,238ft). The next morning, we crossed the first pass, Kongma La Pass (5,535m / 18,159ft), crossed the Khumbu Glacier (the highest glacier in the world), and spent the night in Lobuche (4,940m / 16,207ft).
On day 9, I hiked to Gorak Shep (5,140m / 16,863ft), the highest official overnight stop on the trek, and then did a day hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,598ft). The next day, I climbed Kalapatthar (5,644m / 18,519ft) at sunrise, and then got to Dzongla for the night (4,710m / 15,453ft). On day 11, we crossed over the second pass, Cho La Pass (5,420m / 17,782ft), to get to Gokyo (4,790m / 15,719ft), which involved crossing the Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas at 36km / 22mi. I spent the night at Fitzroy Inn overlooking Gokyo Third Lake (Gokyo Lake). The next day, I hiked up to Gokyo Ri (5,357m / 17,575ft), where I camped for the night overlooking four 8,000m+ peaks, including Mount Everest. My highest night ever!
From Gokyo I passed over the third and final pass another night later: Renjo La Pass (5,360m / 17,585ft). Descending down into the valley we made it to the small town of Marlung (4,210m / 13,812ft). On day 15 we got back to Namche Bazaar, spent the night and hiked back to Lukla for the final night on trail.
Full itinerary soon on https://harmenhoek.com/itinerary.
This is an ambient film without dialog.
0:00 Intro: Aerial Himalayas
2:58 Flying to Lukla
3:37 Trek to Namche Bazaar
6:45 Sunrise in Namche Bazaar
9:41 The Tengboche Monastery
10:40 Wild camping in Tengboche
13:16 Snow in Dingboche
13:55 Acclimatization hike to 5,083m
15:33 Climbing to 5,559m
18:19 Pass 1: Kongma La Pass
21:49 Everest Base Camp
24:53 Sunrise behind Mount Everest at 5,644m
27:27 Pass 2: Cho La Pass to Gokyo
32:41 Wild camping at 5,357m overlooking Mount Everest
38:22 Pass 3: Renjo La Pass
42:33 Beautiful valley to Namche
44:46 Back to Lukla
45:52 Outro: photos
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