Everest three high passes trek will suit experienced Nepal trekkers keen for an extreme adventure plus first time trekkers willing to test themselves in this most beautiful alpine environment. This magical trek enables you to see much more in the way of breathtaking mountain vistas than is usual on a trek in this region and the journey is complemented by visits to Sherpa villages, homes and monasteries to offer you an insight into the quiet but culturally vibrant Sherpa lifestyle.
The Everest Region is one of Nepal’s top trekking destinations, and the Three Passes Trek is its ultimate trekking adventure, crossing three passes over 5,000m, each offering amazing scenery and views. This trek was ranked the number 2 on adventure high mountain's list of the best treks in Nepal.
Three high passes trek is not just a thrilling trip but also a picturesque trek. The trek begins from the stunning Khumbu valley with an entrance in the Sagarmatha National Park. The three passes that the trek includes are the Renjo La (4790m), Cho La (5300 m) and Kongma La (5535 m). The trek also combines the grand Everest base camp and Kalapatthar that add more challenge and more excitement. Along the trek through the breath catching sceneries, you have some acclimatization days at Namche Bazaar and Gokyo valley with some splendid side hiking trips.
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in KathmanduUpon arrival in Kathmandu Airport, our airport representative will welcome you and give you short info about Kathmandu and directly drive to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing for a full day in Kathmandu Valley.World heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu Nath, Boudha Nath, Pasupati Nath, etc. Preparation for the trekking.
Day 03: Kathmandu fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,620 m)Morning flight to Lukla (35 Minutes) and start the trek through Sherpa village. The trail goes gradually flat and easy to Phakding.
Day 04: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)You are approaching the Himalaya. Viewing all mountain and pine forest and following the yak trail takes you to Namche Bazar. On the way, you will have the first encounter of Mount Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku and many more.
Day 05: Rest day in Namche for acclimatizationOptional hike to Khumjung Monastery/Everest View Hotel.
Day 06: Trek to Thame (3,950m)Our walk today is headed to Thame, a beautiful and glorious Sherpa village with many mountaineers born there. With fewer trekkers in the route, the walk today feels quite peaceful. With the proper acclimatization hiking at Namche yesterday, we are ready to walk further higher. But we keep our pace slow and steady to adjust ourselves with the thinning level of oxygen in the air. A beautiful trekking day with spectacular views of the mountains, we finally reach Thame to stay overnight. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Lungden (4,380m)The peaceful walk in the wilderness of the mountains continues further towards Lungden today. The walk of the day takes us to the elevation of 4,380 meters above sea level for overnight stay. It's a quiet walk with fewer people along the trail. The landscape changes as we walk higher. We stop at Marlung for lunch before moving towards Lungden. Lungden is a small settlement with few guest houses to accommodate trekkers. We stay here and take a much needed rest to go for a challenging walk over Renjo La pass tomorrow. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (4,750m) via Renjo La Pass (5,345m)An adventurous day is ahead of us today. A challenging uphill walk early in the morning tests us before reaching Renjo La. We need to face the steep uphill walk just near the Renjo La pass. Although the trail to Renjo La feels challenging, it rewards us with the fabulous view of mountain panorama and Gokyo lakes. After spending some beautiful moments at the pass, we start descending down towards Gokyo. We reach Dudh Pokhari, the third of five lakes in Gokyo and stay overnight there. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 09: Hike to Gokyo RI (5483 m) and back to Gokyo and trek to Thangnak (4500 m):We hike to the Gokyo RI early in the morning through the steep rocky trail. Gokyo RI is the incredible views of the Everest region the White Mountains: Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and the vicinity peaks. Ngozumba glacier stretches to a long line around the Khumbu glacier. From this place, the views of the Gokyo Lakes and valleys can be seen clearly. It is also an acclimatizing hike that we can have a better journey through the technical high pass over the Cho La. Then we descend to the Gokyo valley. After breakfast, we start to head further with the astounding views of Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Kangtega, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, and various others. Overnight at local lodge.
Day 10: Cross Cho La pass (5300 m), trek to Dzongla (4710 m):Early in the morning before the sunlight, we start to trek to avoid the harsh weather. It is a steep climb up through the tough rocky trail. Cho La Pass at 5300 meters is another good view of the Everest and other high Himalayas. If there is snow, we may have to use the ropes and climbing equipment. Then, we need to deal with the steep descent trail which we have to deal very attentively. With a gentle down. Overnight at local lodge.
Day 11: Dzongla to Lobuche (4910 m):We have an easy day with a short walk. After crossing a technical high pass of the Everest, we walk further by observing the glacial panoramas. After crossing the bridge, we walk through the grassy trail. Again the views of Thamserku, Kangtega, Tawoche energize us to proceed ahead. Steadily, we reach to Lobuche. Overnight at local lodge.
Day 12: Lobuche – Gorakshep (5164 m) – Everest Base Camp (5364 m):We walk to Gorakshep from Lobuche today. The trail follows with up and down on the mountains and glacial moraine. Once we reach Gorakshep, we take lunch at the tea house we are staying tonight and proceed towards Everest Base Camp in the afternoon. We walk to the epic base of the highest mountain in the world. We walk to the new base camp of the Everest which is different than the old one where Hillary and Tenzing had camped before starting on their adventure journey towards the summit of the highest peak in the world. After spending some quality time at the base camp, from where we can inhale fresh air from stunning mountains of Pumori, Khumbutse, and Nuptse, we start our way back to Gorakshep. Overnight at local lodge.
Day 13: Hike up to Kalapatthar (5,545m) Trek back to Lobuche (4,940m)The hike that we are going to go for this early morning is taking us to the maximum elevation of the trip. When we hike to Kalapatthar for a marvelous sunrise over the panoramic Himalayan range, we will be at the elevation of 5,545 meters above sea level, the highest point on this trek. We watch the sun rise beautifully over the magnificent mountains; take picture of the mountains and the sunrise and, later on, return back to lodge at Gorakshep for breakfast. Hungrily devouring the breakfast, we fill up ourselves with much needed energy to go back. We are trekking to Lobuche today. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 14: Trek to Chhukung via Kongma La Pass (5,535m)We are going to cross third pass and the highest of all three passes. The walk to the pass is a strenuous uphill challenging walk towards Kongma La that stands at the elevation of 5,535 meters above sea level. The trail that leads us to the pass is pretty tricky but the views take our breath away. Two 8,000 meters mountain, Lhotse and Makalu, stand impressively tall along with other mountain peaks in the region. After crossing the pass, we descend gently down to Chhukung to stay overnight. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 15: Trek to Pangboche (3,985m)We trek to Imja Khola from Chhukung after breakfast. After crossing Imja Khola, we walk uphill towards Pangboche village as our destination for the day. We reach Pangboche village in the afternoon allowing ourselves sometime to explore around Pangboche and a monastery there. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 16: Trek to Namche (3,440 m)Walking through the wide valley offers you the great views of Himalaya and takes your time to visit the giant Sherpa village and monastery along the way to Namche Bazar. You might see the Trans Himalayan Market in Namche Bazaar.
Day 17: Namche Bazar trek to Lukla, 6hrsEven though you are trekking back same trails but a lot of different views and Sherpa village will keep your mind busy.
Day 18: Fly back Lukla to KathmanduTake a Mountain scenic flight over the Himalaya to Kathmandu. Arrivals and transfer to Hotel. The trip will conclude here. You are open for your wellness day in Kathmandu. Evening, farewell dinner in Nepali typical restaurant.
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu sightseeing and shoppingOne reserved day in Kathmanud if lukla flight might be cancelled.
Day 20: Kathmandu Hotel-Transfer to Airport (TIA)After having the breakfast we will transfer you to The Kathmandu Airport with private vehicle for your final departure.
Note: This itinerary is meant only as a guideline and is subject to change to suit the local conditions. Walking hours are based on an average walking pace and may change as per individual pace.
Free airport transfer on arrival and departures by private vehicles.
4 Nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit.
Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu regular flight ticket with departure tax
Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek.
Adventure High Mountain experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guide.
Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
All government, Local taxes, and official Expenses.
Kathmandu Sightseeing by Private Car/Van/Bus.
Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance.
Nepal entry visa and airport fees.
Personal equipment and clothing.
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, room service, extra hotel nights, extra meals, shopping, hot shower, hot and cold drinks, alcohols, snacks, water, Wi-Fi, battery re-charge, heater charge, etc.)
Alcoholic and bottled beverages.
Travel insurance with trip cancellation, medical and evacuation policy.
All expenses associated with non-scheduled departure.
Guide Gratuity - Tipping is always a personal choice, but is greatly appreciated by your guides.
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$700 deposit at time of registration, which includes a $300 non-refundable registration fee.
Balance due 60 days prior to departure.
Payment must be paid in full prior to the beginning of the trek.
Bank Name : MEGA BANK NEPAL LIMITED.
Beneficiary Name : ADVENTURE HIGH MOUNTAIN (P)LTD.
Account Number : 0570010151011
Swift Code: MBNLNPKA
Bank Address: Thamel, Saraswati Sadan - 29 Kathmandu Nepal.
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