Everest Three High Pass Trek 20 Days

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20
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$ 1800
US$ 1680
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At a Glance

Duration

20 days

Destination

Nepal

Trip Difficulty

Moderate

Max altitude

5,535m / 18,159 ft

Group Size

2 - 16 Pax.

Activity

Trekking & Sightseeing

Accommodation

3 star hotel in Kathmandu & standard lodge during trek

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the trek

Vehicle

Private car and flight

Overview of Everest Three High Pass Trek

Everest Three High Pass Trek is a journey to the mystical land of the Himalayas in the Everest region of Nepal. This trek connects Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lake, and three gigantic Passes above 5000 m elevations extending from the east and ending in the west.

On our Everest Three High Pass Trek, there are mountain passes, numerous mountain ranges, the Himalayas, wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and a chance to encounter inspiring stories of people and their lives.

During this trek, you can see four eight-thousand-meter-high mountains: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. From the top of each Pass, you will have wonderful views of the surrounding peaks, glaciers, and lakes.

Our incredible journey begins from Lukla. At Namche Bazaar, we will have a day of rest and acclimatization then the next day, we trek to Debuche and Dingboche. At Dingboche, we will spend another day of acclimatization.

Afterward, we will cross the first mountain pass- Kongma-La Pass standing tall at 5535m above sea level. We will then head towards Lobuche and Everest Base Camp. After climbing Kala Patthar, we will take the path to the second Cho La Pass at 5360m above sea level.

We will then cross the Ngozumpa glacier and head towards Gokyo. On your day off in Gokyo, we will climb up Gokyo Ri and enjoy breathtaking views of the Cho Oyu Glacier and the Everest Mountains.

We will then take a steep climb west from Gokyo to the final mountain pass, Renjo La Pass elevated at 5361m above sea level. The top of the Pass offers stunning views of the valleys, glaciers below, and the Himalayas, including the northwestern wall of Everest. Then we descend to Lungden which offers a different landscape.

Below this village, the trail joins the old Tibetan salt trade route, following Thame back to Namche Bazaar. Then we trek to Lukla for our flight to Kathmandu.

If you too want to gain a sense of accomplishment and a deep connection with the Himalayan landscape, please book our Everest Three high pass Trek today and trek in one of the world’s most spectacular regions.


Highlights of Everest Three High Pass Trek

  • Trekking across the three major and most rewarding mountain passes in the Everest region: Kongma La Pass, Chola Pass, and Renjo La Pass
  • Dramatic views of the Himalayas: Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8463m), Lhotse (8516m) and Everest (8848 m)
  • Visit Sherpa villages and experience the people’s activities, such as the village houses and monasteries
  • Visit the iconic Everest Base Camp and witness climbers preparing for the climb
  • Encounter rare wildlife and immerse yourself in the ultimate trekking adventure
  • Trekking opportunity around the holy Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Valley
  • Climbing the Gokyo Ri and witnessing the magical sunrise over Ama Dablam
  • Cultural Exploration of Kathmandu Valley

Itinerary

01

Day 01 Arrive at Kathmandu

After you arrive at the International Airport in Kathmandu, we will drive you to our hotel. You can go for a short rest in your room and the afternoon, you can go on your first walk in the streets of the Nepal capital.

Duration

30 minutes

Max altitude

1300m

Meals

Excluded

Accommodation

3-Star Hotel

02

Day 02 Trip Preparation Day

Start acclimating in the flat terrain of Kathmandu and explore the valley with its beautiful landmarks. Our staff will collect the necessary documents and process to obtain the required permits. He will also make arrangements for the early morning Lukla flight.

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

3-Star Hotel

03

Day 03 Fly to Lukla then Trek to Phakding

Early morning, we will take a morning domestic flight to Lukla. In the busy season of spring and autumn, we will first drive to Ramechhap Airport from Kathmandu which will take around 4 hours to reach. From the airport, we will then fly to Lukla which takes only 20 minutes.

From Lukla, we will hike along the edge of the deep Dudh Kosi river valley. Crossing the first rope bridge suspended above the valley floor, we will arrive at Phakding where we stop for dinner and overnight in a lodge.

Duration

4 hours

Max altitude

2610m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

04

Day 04 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

After breakfast, we will walk through the villages of Toktok, Benkar, Monjo, and Jorsalle to reach the iconic village of Namche Bazaar. We will have our first steep climb today as we reach the altitude of 3440 m at Namche. Dinner and overnight stay in one of the beautiful lodge.

Duration

5 to 6 hours

Max altitude

3400m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

05

Day 05 Rest at Namche Bazaar

We will do an acclimatization day here so that our body gets used to the high altitude and less oxygen. After breakfast, we will visit the he nearby villages of Khumjung and Khunde. We will also visit the Everest View Point Hotel to enjoy the best view of the high mountains. Dinner and overnight stay in the lodge of Namche.

Max altitude

4300m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

06

Day 06 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Debuche

After breakfast, we will hike through a beautiful valley with a view of Ama Dablam and Everest towards Tengboche. This Sherpa village has a beautiful Buddhist monastery where we will spend some time and observe monks in their rituals. Another half-hour hike will lead us to Debcuhe where we will stay for the night.

Duration

5 to 6 hours

Max altitude

3700m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

07

Day 07 Trek from Debuche to Dingboche village

Leaving Debuche, we will once again begin our trek passing through the narrow paths decorated with colorful prayer flags, Mani Walls, and chortens. We will pass the villages of Pangboche, Phortse, and Shomare and arrive at Dingboche where we rest for the night.

Duration

6 hours

Max altitude

4410m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

08

Day 08 Rest in Dingboche. Morning short hiking to Nagarjun Hill, and free time

We will spend an additional day in Dingboche as part of further acclimatization. We will ascend to the Nagarjuna Danda elevated at 5300 m above sea level. After descending from the ridge, we will spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the village.

Max altitude

4410m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

09

Day 09 Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung

We will only walk for two hours today so we will take our time and spend the morning in the lap of Dingboche. We will then gradually ascend towards Chhukung where we will rest overnight. We can visit the small chortens dedicated to climbers who lost their lives on Lhotse Slope.

Duration

2 hours

Max altitude

4730m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

10

Day 10 Chhukung to Kongma-La pass then trek to Lobuche

The first challenge on the Three Passes trail awaits us today. We will cross the gigantic Kongma La Pass today. We will set off at dawn and traverse the Khumbu glacier. We will then engage in a steep ascend to the Pass which offers wonderful views of Lhotse, Makalu, and Ama Dablam. After a short photo session at the Pass, we will descend to Lobuche where we will stay for the night.

Duration

8 to 9 hours.

Max altitude

5535m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

11

Day 11 Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep - Everest base camp -Gorak Shep

We will start our day early before sunrise and hike through the west side of the Khumbu glacier. Walking through the winding rocky moraine we will be at Gorakshep. After breakfast, we will then ascend to the Everest Base Camp, the incline will be on a gentle slope without any steep ascends.

At the base camp, we will be surrounded by the great Himalayas and you can see numerous colorful tents of the daring adventurers. We will now descend to Gorakhsep where a hot meal awaits us. This tow will be our base for overnight stays.

Duration

8 to 9 hours

Max altitude

5364m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

12

Day 12 Trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar then trek to Dzongla

In the darkness of the early morning, we set off to conquer the summit of Kala Patthar. We will head north of Gorakshep and ascend for about 2 hours. Finally, at Kala Patthar, we will witness the awe-inspiring 36o degree view of the surrounding mountains and valleys. We will now go down to the village of Dzongla our overnight destination.

Duration

6 to 7 hours

Max altitude

4800m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

13

Day 13 Trek to Thagnak via Chola pass

The second challenge of the Everest Three Passes trek awaits us today. After breakfast, we will ascend to Chola Pass hiking along a steep trail. From the top of the Pass, the surrounding Himalayas of Ama Dablam once again welcome us with their grand beauty. We will then climb down along the steep route to reach Thagnak where we will have dinner and stay for the night.

Duration

7 to 8 hours

Max altitude

5360m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

14

Day 14 Trek to Gokyo lakes

Today is an easy hike so we will take our time and walk gradually. Leaving Thagnak, we will walk along a gentle path along the famous Ngozumpa glacier. As we reach the Gokyo village, we will relax or take a short walk towards Renjo La or Cho Oyu Base Camp.

Duration

3 hours

Max altitude

4700m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

15

Day 15 Early morning climbing to Gokyo-Ri and back to Gokyo Lake.

Early morning, we will hike towards Gokyo Ri from where we will observe the entire Gokyo valley and the glory of the Ngozumpa Glacier. Descending from the Gokyo Ri, we will rest for a while and then trek along the sacred Gokyo lakes.

Duration

3 to 4 hours hike

Max altitude

5360m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

16

Day 16 Trek from Gokyo Lake to Lungden via Renjo la pass

Be prepared to face the last challenge of our entire trek- crossing the Renjo La Pass. It is relatively easier than the other two Passes we have dealt with before. From the Pass, we will view the panorama of Everest, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. We will now descend to Lungden where we will stay for the night and have dinner.

Duration

7 to 8 hours.

Max altitude

5361m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

17

Day 17 Trek from Lungden to Thame

After breakfast, we will descend for about an hour and reach the village of Marulung. From here, the trails are mostly downhill with no steep ascent of descents. Along the route, we may spot the rare Himalayan Tahr. As we reach Thame, we may take a tour of its oldest monastery with monks engaging in their everyday rituals. One of the lodges in Thame will be our resting destination for the night.

Duration

3 hours

Max altitude

3820m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

18

Day 18 Trek from Thame to Namche Bazaar

After a hearty breakfast with Cho Oyu in front, we will now descend for a while and gradually climb till we reach Namche Bazaar. We can take hot showers after long tiring days of hiking through the rocky terrain. In the evening, you can explore the bustling colorful market of the Bazaar.

Duration

4 hours

Max altitude

3400m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

19

Day 19 Trek from Namche to Lukla

Enjoy the last day of our trek with beautiful mountains up close. After breakfast, we now resume our hike which is mostly steep at the beginning. Later the downhill hike becomes easier and gentler till we arrive at Lukla where we will rest for the night.

Duration

6 to 7 hours

Max altitude

2780m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

20

Day 20 Fly back to Kathmandu

We will fly to Kathmandu early morning and will be at our hotel for a delicious breakfast. Later, you can go for some souvenir shopping in Thamel. Here you can purchase everything from Pasmina to Thangka, from spices to jewelry.

Duration

30 minutes

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

3-Star Hotel

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Inclusion/Exclusion

What's Included?

  • Airport pickup, and drop by private (Car/ Jeep /Bus as a group size.)
  • Three nights Hotel in Kathmandu 3- starter level before trek and ends of the trek including breakfast. (2 nights on arrival and 1 nights on the departure
  • Three times meals a day on the trek ( Breakfast, Lunch, and  Dinner)
  • Hot drinks (Tea or Coffee)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits
  • All the necessary airport domestic  pick-up and drop
  • Flight from Kathmandu – Lukla and return Kathmandu both way (autumn season October, November and spring season march and April flight from Ramechhap airport. Both way and its  4 hour’s drive from Kathmandu)
  • Accommodation on trek normal twine sharing basic rooms
  • Professional  guide
  • Porter (each 2 people 1 porter and  weight limited is max 25kg)
  • Sagarmatha national park entrance fee
  • Khumbu –PasangLamu village municipality fee
  • TIMS card
  • Duffle bag for keeping your goods during the trek (refundable after the trek)
  • Nature Explore Trek T-shirt gift
  • Basic medical Kitbag
  • Treat drinking water
  • Trekking Map
  • All trip necessary trip arrangements
  • Last night’s dinner at Nepali Kitchen with a cultural dance show

What's Excluded?

  • International airfare
  • Personal insurance (encase  of emergency only)
  • Trekking equipment
  • Extra nights Hotels, and food in Kathmandu
  • Bar menu
  • Personal expenses such as Wi -Fi, extra snacks, laundry, Hot shower, battery charges during the trek
  • Not mentioned in the Itinerary or above included section.
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter.

Departure Dates

Departure Date

Availability

Price


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Departure: Aug 19, 2023
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Everest Base Camp Treks - 7 Days

Departure: Aug 19, 2023
5 Seats
US 1755$

Everest Base Camp Treks - 7 Days

Departure: Aug 19, 2023
5 Seats
US 1755$

Everest Base Camp Treks - 7 Days

Departure: Aug 19, 2023
5 Seats
US 1755$

Trip Information

How journey starts?

As soon as you land in Kathmandu, you will get the first taste of Nepali lifestyle and tradition. After a day of trek preparation and exploration of the capital, we head for a flight to Lukla from where our trek begins to Phakding. The days ahead will take us through the Sherpa villages of Namche, Dingboche, and Chhukung.

We then cross the first Kongma La Pass and head to Everest Base Camp. We then move ahead and cross the second Chola Pass and hike to Gokyo village. After traversing the final Renjo La Pass, we return to Lukla.

What to Expect?

Expect only thrill and unique adventure in our Everest Three high pass Trek. During your stay in Kathmandu, you will encounter the mystical combination of Hindu and Buddhist culture in the same place. You will explore the narrow streets and beautiful UNESCO landmarks of Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath.

As your journey starts, you will land on the thrilling airstrip on your domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From here, you will traverse several traditional Sherpa villages including Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, and Lobuche. You will live the life of Sherpas and experience their warm hospitality.

As you move on, you will gain altitude every day, and days will come when you reach each Pass one by one. Each Pass you cross will offer incredible views of towering mountains. You will see the morning sun illuminating the highest Everest and surrounding mountains in a divine manner.

You will also set foot at the renowned Everest Base Camp where you will observe the preparation of adventurous climbers embarking to climb Everest. From Kala Patthar, you will feel Everest face to face and achieve a sense of accomplishment. You will also get the opportunity to see Nuptse, Lobuche, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and Khumbu Glacier.

When you reach Gokyo, you will see the blue lake and the four 8,000m peaks of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. The beautiful scenery created by countless groups of high peaks will naturally support you here.

It’s a comprehensive trekking tour where you will have everything: religious and cultural voyage, enthralling mountain views, and glacial lakes, electrifying adventure of reaching the high Passes, and encounter with the rare species.

Best Time

The most popular period for trekking through the Everest Three Passes is September to November (the Autumn period after the wet season) and March to May (Spring period after the cold winter). during these periods, there is the greatest chance for a clear sky and warm temperature with unobstructed route and view.

June to August can bring heavy rain and December to February can bring a lot of snow often making crossing the high Passes impossible. And it may be difficult to find accommodation. Most guesthouses above 4,000 m above sea level close for the winter.

Elevation and distance

Our 20-day Everest Three High Pass Trek takes you through the most anticipated Everest base camp merging with the three High Passes of the Everest region. The Everest Base Camp is elevated at an altitude of 5364 m above sea level. The three Passes that you cross are Kongma La Pass erected at a height of 5535m above sea level, Chola Pass at 5360 m altitude, and Renjo La Pass at 5361 m.

On your 20-day journey, you will cover a total distance of 148 km, and each day you will walk approximately 11.5 km. However, some days you may only cover 6 km, and some days even 30 km. It depends on the altitude, terrain, and planned itinerary.

Maximum/Minimum walk per day

In our 20-day itinerary, you will trek for 17 days traversing through numerous villages and mountain passes. For the most part of the trek, you will walk for 5 to 7 hours each day. But on day 9 when you trek from Dingboche to Chhukung, you will only walk for 2 hours which is the minimum walk of the entire trek.

Whereas, on days 10 and 11, you will walk for 8 to 9 hours which is the maximum walk of the whole journey. On day 10, you will cross the Kongma La Pass and on day 11, you will trek to the Everest Base Camp and return to Gorakshep.

Difficulty and Acclimatization

Everest Three High Pass Trek is one of the most difficult treks in the Himalayas not for technical reasons but for the height. All three passes that you climb are above 5000m above sea level. Therefore, the biggest threat is not injuries but the low oxygen content in the air and its temperature.

This can lead to altitude sickness so we have planned a rest day at Namche, and another acclimatization day at Dingboche with only 2 2-hour walk the next day. This planned itinerary can help your body adjust to high altitudes and its atmosphere.

Also please remember, that this trail has many rocks, crevasses, zigzags, and slippery paths that require extreme caution. You have to walk through thick layers of snow and sometimes you may have to make use of crampons. Please follow the instructions of your guide and never leave the group.

Can a beginner join this trek?

The Everest Three High Pass trek is one of the most challenging treks in Nepal which needs you to cross three major Passes in the Everest region. Overcoming them is a challenge and demanding hike so you need to be in good shape, and possess the best physical fitness with good health and a strong mindset.

Therefore, having prior high-altitude trekking experience is an advantage for this trek. But if you have a strong passion for conquering heights and seeing Everest, then you can participate in this trek even if you are new at trekking.

Make sure, when you choose this trekking, you should prepare yourself for long hikes and demanding approaches.

Preparation and training

Being a demanding trek, you should prepare yourself for long day hikes and high-altitude treks at least 2 months before joining this trip. We recommend you join a gym or follow some training regime on your own. You can take walks in the park, run up and down along the steep stairs, or go hiking in nearby mountains.

You can also practice swimming, cycling, and some leg exercises to build up your leg muscles and increase endurance. In the initial stage of training, set aside 40 minutes first then gradually increase the duration of your training period to 1 hour, then 1.5 hours, and so on.

Alternate routes

The advantage of the Everest Three High Passes trek is it can be done in clockwise and anticlockwise directions. Our itinerary is planned according to the counterclockwise direction due to properly distributed acclimatization. But if you wish for more adventure and a less crowded trail, you can traverse the clockwise direction in the order Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La.

Following this route, you will face steep climbs and gain height much faster. In this route, you will trek up to Namche, from here, you will then hike to Thame, Lungden cross Reno La, and hike to Gokyo.

Then you will cross Chola Pass and hike to Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp. Then you will climb the Kongma La Pass and return to Namche.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is a major threat in this trek as you will be reaching a height of more than 5000 m most days of the trek. In addition, the climate in the Everest region is windy and cold, which can lead to developing symptoms of altitude sickness. Such as nausea, headache, cough, difficulty in breathing, loss of appetite, and sleep.

If these symptoms occur, please consult your for prompt attention and treatment. The best possible treatment and preventive measure is to drink plenty of fluids, make good use of rest days, and gain altitude slowly walking at a gradual pace.

Transportation, Meals and Drink

As your credible trek and tour agency, we strive to provide you with all the benefits of the trekking package. We will manage all your transportation, accommodation, and meals during the entire trekking journey.

We will pick you up from the international airport in a private vehicle and lodge you in a comfortable 3-star standard hotel. We will provide you free delicious breakfasts in the city and during the trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided with a hot cup of tea or coffee and seasonal fresh fruits.

We will also arrange a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. In case of departure from Ramechhap Airport, we will drive you to Ramechhap in a private vehicle and arrange a flight to Lukla.

During the trek, you will dine in the lodge along the route. Breakfast includes toast, Tibetan bread, omelets, pancakes, porridge, and muesli (all made with powdered milk). For lunch and dinner, you will eat various soups (including garlic soup), momo dumplings, fried chow mien noodles, potato pancakes, baked potatoes, fried rice, and the ubiquitous dal bhat – rice, vegetables, and lentil sauce.

Communication, Gadgets charging, and Internet/wifi

 On the Everest Three High Passes route, the NCELL and NTC network has coverage in almost all villages except for high altitude Passes. They provide numerous options for data packages that you can activate easily.

The lodges have internet via WIFI for which they can charge an extra cost of USD 2 to USD 3. The speed however depends on the number of people connected at a given time, the altitude, and the climate.

You can also charge your mobile, camera, laptop, and other electrical devices easily as the villages have 24 24-hour supply of electricity. Please keep in mind, at a lower altitude, you may use these services free of cost but as the altitude increases, you may have to pay additional price for the services.

Permits

We need the Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee and Khumbu –Pasang Lamu village municipality fee for this trek. Both of these permits can be obtained at the trailhead at Lukla. We will obtain these permits on your behalf, please carry these permits and keep them in a safe place as these permits will be checked multiple times along the way.

 

Everest Three High Pass Trek FAQ'S

Q

Which route is better for the Everest Three High Pass Trek- clockwise or anticlockwise?

Our itinerary is based on an anticlockwise route due to the well-distributed rest days, and gradual ascend to the high altitudes. You will traverse first the Kongma La Pass, Chola Pass then Renjo La Pass. But the clockwise route will take you from Renjo La Pass first needing you to ascend a lot more. The clockwise route is much harder but it is less crowded.

Q

What is Everest three passes famous for?

Crossing the three major passes: Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, And Renjo La Pass along with a trek to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake.

Q

What is the cost of the Everest Three High Pass Trek?

On average, the cost of this trek can range between USD 1300 to USD 2000 depending on your itinerary, and group size.

Q

Can I withdraw money from an ATM along the route?

Yes, there are ATMS in Namche Bazaar and Lukla but we advise you to withdraw money in Kathmandu. Consider the ATMS at Namche and Lukla for emergency usage only.

Q

Can I skip the three passes and go for only the EBC trek?

Yes, if you feel you cannot trek to such a high altitude, you can only follow the classic Everest Base Camp route. Please contact us for further details and tell us about your interest so we can customize your trek as per your needs.

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