Everest Three Passes Treks

Trip Overview

Everest Three Passes Trek is for the adventure seekers who want to get rid of their tedious chores and embark on an exciting trekking adventure in the mountains in Nepal. Of course, this trekking package leads you to one of the demanding trekking routes in Nepal. Your endurance and a good level of fitness with prior hiking experience would lead you to three high passes in the Everest region namely: Renjo La (5,360m), Cho La (5420m) and Kongma La (5,528m). Besides, it takes you to the best viewpoints in the region: Gokyo Ri (5357m), Kala Patthar (5643m) and Chukkung Ri (5,546m); from where, you can enjoy not only the panoramic views of mountains but also picturesque alpine woods, pristine turquoise lake and unique terrain of the Khumbu region.

The entire route of the Everest Three Passes treks lies in the Khumbu region which is located in the northeast part of Nepal. Besides, the highest peak on the Earth, Mount Everest (8848M), you will be mesmerized by some other world famous mountains such as Mount Lhotse (8516M), Mount Cho Oyu (8201m) during the trek.

The Sagarmatha National Park is a sanctuary for the rare species of flora and fauna. In addition to its natural beauty, the region is a home for the renowned Sherpa tribe. The Sherpas, who have a prolonged history, are famous for mountaineering in the world and have set various records in their name in the field of climbing. The trekkers in the Khumbu region will get a valuable chance to watch Sherpa culture and tradition. Meanwhile, you will feel that you are in reality in the birthplace of Lord Buddha as you see Buddhist monasteries, Chortens, prayer wheels, and prayer flags frequently on the trail.

The combination of various experiences, the Everest Three Passes Trek will be definitely a worthy experience for your lifetime.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1    Arrival day in Kathmandu and transfer to a hotel    (1400m)

Day 2    Kathmandu day tour and briefing     (1400m)

Day 3    Fly to Lukla-Trek to Phakding    (2610m)

Day 4     Trek to Namche Bazaar    (3440m)

Day 5     Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar and day excursion    (3440m)

Day 6     Trek to Tengboche    (3867m)

Day 7      Trek to Dingboche    (4410m)

Day 8    Acclimatization day at Dingboche    (4410m)

Day 9    Trek to Chhukung (4730m), climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m), overnight in Chhukung.   

Day 10     Cross Kongma La pass (5528m) and Trek to Lobuche (4940m)   

Day 11    Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorakshep (5164m) and return to Gorakshep for overnight  

Day 12    Hike to Kalapatthar (5644m) and trek to Lobuche (4940m)

Day 13     Trek to Dzongla    (4830m)

Day 14    Trek to Gokyo (4800m) through Cho La Pass (5420m)     ,

Day 15    Hike to Gokyo-Ri (5357) and rest day at Gokyo (4750m)   

Day 16    Trek to Marlung (4249m) via Renjo La Pass (5360m)   

Day 17    Trek to Namche Bazar    (3440m)

Day 18    Trek to Lukla    (2860m)

Day 19    Fly to Kathmandu    (1400m)

Day 20    Departure from Kathmandu    (1400m)

Cost Includes

Accommodation during the trek in Teahouse/ Local Lodges.

All three meals while on the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner), fruits after dinner and tea/coffee (3 times a day)

Round trip flight from Kathmandu-Lukla, domestic departure transfers

Government certified experienced English speaking trekking guide

Porter’s entire expenses except tipping (a porter for every 2 members)

All the necessary paper works and administrative procedures

Down jackets and sleeping bags (upon request). Should be returned following the trip

Company’s duffel bag and a T-shirt (as a souvenir)

A route map

First Aid Kit (the guide carries it)

Arrangement of helicopter evacuation service (Your travel insurance should cover this)

All applicable taxes 

Cost Excludes

Personal trekking gears.

Your travel insurance that covers helicopter evacuation.

Medical expenses

Any other prolonged trips and accommodation.

Tipping to the porter, guide and a driver.

Any other expenses or charges that are not included in the inclusion list.

Itinerary

Our representative will welcome at the Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu and transfer you to your respective hotel. We will take you out for a welcome dinner where you can enjoy a typical Nepalese cultural program.

Today you will go for sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. Our guide will take you to the world heritage sites Boudhanath Stupa, Durbar Square among other well-known tourist destinations in the Kathmandu valley. Following a tour, you will return to your hotel. After you refresh, our staff will meet you at the hotel or in our office at 5:30 pm in order to inform you about the trek.

You will fly to Lukla in the morning today. At Lukla, you will have breakfast before starting your trek. Your porter/porters will join you from Lukla. While enjoying the first glimpse of the Everest region, you will reach Phakding where you halt for the day.

After breakfast, you will start your day. Soon after you resume the trek, you will cross a suspension bridge with the prayer flags greeting you. Most of the time today, you will have a beautiful view of Dudh Koshi River with alpine vegetation on the bank. After passing a check post to enter Sagarmatha National Park at Monzo, the trail continues with brief ups and downs. At the end of the day, your trail continues uphill via a pine forest before arriving in Namche Bazar. You will enjoy your two nights stay in this lively town.

Today, you will stay here for acclimatization. After breakfast, you will take a tour of the nearby places including a Sherpa museum. The museum is about Sherpa culture and tradition. You will have a picturesque view of the mountains from the premises of the museum. You will climb up to Syanboche airport or Everest View Hotel which offer better views of the mountain including Mount Everest. Overnight at Namche Bazar.

Today, you will start your day on a moderate trail which continues on a hilly ridge. You will have wonderful views of the various mountain that includes Mount Thamserku (6623m), Mt. Kusum Kanguru (6367m), and Mt. Ama Dablam (6812m) on the route. You will energize yourself with lunch to climb a rocky uphill for about an hour or so before entering to Tengboche. The biggest monastery in the region is located in Tengboche. You can visit the monastery in the late afternoon to see the rituals inside. Overnight at Tengboche.

After breakfast, you will climb down quickly through a juniper forest and continue walking until you cross a stream. Then, you will ascend on a rocky path with rare mountain shrubs. You will pass a couple of Sherpa settlements prior to arriving in Dingboche. You will spend two nights here in Dingboche.

Now, you are above 4000 meters so you need your body to tune with the altitude. After breakfast, the guide will take you around Dingboche; so you will prepare for the smooth climb tomorrow onwards. In the afternoon, you can go to a nearby Bakery which offers you fresh bakery items with a documentary/movie about the mountain.

Today, you resume your treks towards Chhukung through a trail that ascends gradually. You can see the huts on the route that are supposed for the herd of yaks. You will cross through glacial debris while enjoying the views of gigantic mountains around. After a few hours of walk, you will stop at Chukung for lunch. Thereafter, you head towards Chhukung Ri. From the top, you will have an incredible view of Ama Dablam (6812m) including other picturesque mountains across the valley. You will return to Chhukung for the overnight stay.

Get prepared as you are going to the highest altitude of the entire trip today. The trail leads you uphill over the black rocks with rare scrubs. After a demanding ascend, you will be rewarded with the picturesque view of the mountains in the Khumbu region including Mt. Everest (8848m.), Nuptse (7861), Lhotse (8516M). Besides, you feel that Mt. Amadablam (6812M) is right in front of you. Also, you will not miss the view of turquoise lakes while prayer flags are fluttering near you. After a careful descend, a trail alongside Khumbu Glacier takes you to Lobuche where you stay overnight.

It’s an exciting day today since you will reach the Everest Base Camp today. You will resume your trek following breakfast at Lobuche. The moderate rocky path leads you to the Everest Base camp via Gorekshep After spending a brief time at the base camp, you will be back to Gorekshep for the overnight stay.

After a demanding hike uphill to the top of Kalapatthar, you will be rewarded with a wonderful view of Mount Everest and the extensive range of Himalayans with the bright color of rising sun on them. Kalapatthar is one of the three popular viewpoints in the Everest region. After breakfast at Gorakshep, you will trek to Lobuche for the overnight stay.

Today will be a comparatively a shorter day than your past days. The trail goes alongside the Khumbu glacier which is the classic path to the Everest Base Camp. From Thukla Pass, you will take the right path leaving the regular Everest Base Camp route. The trek onward offers you the views of Mount Arakam Tse (6,423 m), Cholatse (6440 m), and Taboche (6542 m) and a beautiful Chola Tsho lake is down the trail. After descending, you will have a quick ascend to Dzongla where you halt for the day.

As you leave Dzongla, you will start going uphill on a trail full of boulders after crossing a stream. You will experience glacier closely today. You should have a careful ascend on the scree field while approaching Cho La Pass. After crossing the Pass, you will descend the western part of Cho La. Then, you will go up briefly to arrive Dragnag-Ri. You will have a close look of Ngozumpa glacier while moving ahead. In a while, you will arrive Gokyo Lake where a tiny settlements waiting for you on the east shore for tonight stay.

After the breakfast, you will hike to Gokyo-Ri, a popular viewpoint in the Everest region. This viewpoint offers you a complete vista of gigantic Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest (8848m), Makalu (8481m) and Nuptse (7861m). The blue-greenish water of Gokyo lakes sparkles down when you enjoy the mountains. You will have lunch at Gokyo and explore the place around. You will stay overnight in Gokyo today.

Today you will be passing one of the three passes of the region-Renjo La Pass. Initially, the path leads alongside Dudhpokhari Lake. From Renjo La Pass, you will have the fantastic views of Gokyo village, Ngozumpa Glacier including the views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m) and Makalu (8481m). Thereafter, the trail descends toward Angladumba Tsho Lake. Keep continuing as the other two lakes: Relama Tsho and Renjo will be waiting for you ahead. A narrow trail with boulders leads to you Marlung via Lumde. You will stay at Marlung tonight.

Following breakfast, as you leave Marlung the trail descends towards Taranga after crossing a bridge over Bhote Koshi River. The trail you are following is a traditional salt trading route between Tibet and Nepal. Further down, you will arrive Thame- a beautiful Sherpa village which is a home to the famous mountaineers. Thereafter, you will pass some Sherpa villages before arriving in the lively town of the region-Namche Bazaar. You will stay overnight here today.

Today is the final day of your actual trek. As you know you will go downhill through a pine forest before continuing on a moderate trail after crossing a Hillary suspension ridge. After going through a few Sherpa settlements on the route, you will arrive Lukla in the afternoon. You will bid farewell to the porters who assisted you for the entire trip. Prepare everything for tomorrow’s flight to Kathmandu.

You will fly back to Kathmandu with sweet memories of the Khumbu region. You can have a vista of hilly region of Nepal while flying back to Kathmandu. Today, you will have time to explore Thamel and buy gifts for your beloved ones. We will take you for a farewell dinner tonight.

This is your final day in Nepal for this time unless you extend your trip. We will drop you at the International airport in Kathmandu according to your flight time. You will fly back to your home country with an adventurous experience of Khumbu region.

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