Everest Three Passes Trek
Trekking through the world’s high passes in the shadow of the towering Mt. Everest (8848m) is a dream vacation for many. Everest Three Passes Trek offers the ultimate trekking experience in the Khumbu Region. This trek takes us along the Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Cho La Pass (5,420m) and Renjo La Pass (5,360m) with beautiful views of the high Himalayas of this region along with the Ngozumpa glacier and Gokyo Valley.
The journey towards Everest Three Passes Trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla towards a famous tourist hub, Namche Bazaar. Also, the largest monastery, Tengboche Monastery, and the famous Thamel Monastery are explored. Even though the trails are steep and sometimes icy and slippery they offer amazing views of snow-capped mountains, and in the background are picturesque views of the Khumbu Valley. From the highest Kongma La Pass (5535m) incredible scenes of Chhukhung village, and Gorakshep village can be seen combined with the captivating Khumbu glacier laying in the lap of Mt. Everest. And from Cho La Pass (5420m) you will see the best views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m) and Cholatse (6335m). Similarly, from Renjo La Pass (5360m) alluring panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Lhotse (8414m), Makalu (8463m) and Ama Dablam (6856m) are viewed. Everest Three Passes Trek also incorporates Gorakshep, Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar and Gokyo Valley. The Gokyo valley is a diverse place both in flora and fauna. Lastly, the entire valley including Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri Peak will take your breath away.
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Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport1340m,
Day 2 - Full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley,
Day 3 - Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m and trek to Monjo 2835m
Day 4 - Trek from Monjo to Namche 3440m
Day 5 - Acclimatization Day
Day 6 - Trek from Namche to Phortse 3810m
Day 7 - Trek from Phortse to Pangboche 3930m
Day 8 - Day trip to Ama Dablam Base Camp
Day 9 - Trek from Pangboche to Chhukhung 4730m
Day 10 - Trek from Chhukhung to Lobuche 4910m via Khongma La Pass (5535m)
Day 11 - Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep 5140m
Day 12 - Trek from Gorak Shep to Dzongla 4830m
Day 13 - Trek over the Cho La Pass to Thangnak 4700m
Day 14 - Trek from Thangnak to Gokyo 4790m
Day 15 - Excursion Day
Day 16 - Trek from Gokyo to Lumde 4368m via Renjo-La Pass (5360m)
Day 17 - Trek from Lungden to Thamel 3820m
Day 18 - Trek from Thamel to Namche 3440m via Laudo Gompa
Day 19 - Trek from Namche to Lukla 2840m
Day 20 - Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 21 - Buffer day for flight cancellation due to bad weather and stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 22 - Final Departure from Kathmandu.
Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport1340m,
Welcome to Nepal! After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, and clearing immigration we will greet you outside the terminal and transfer you to your pre-arranged hotel in Thamel. We will happily show you places for dining, ATM’s, money exchange, and anything else you may wish to find near your hotel. Stay overnight at Hotel in Thamel.
Full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley,
Kathmandu is full history and ancient cultures. During your sightseeing adventure in the Kathmandu Valley, we will see Pashupatinath temple which is a famous Hindu Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist, and largest stupas in Nepal, the old royal kings’ palaces and many other monuments and temples. These and many other sites are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will return back to the Hotel in the evening and then overnight at the Hotel.
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m and trek to Monjo 2835m
On this day, after having our lunch we will drive back to Tribhuvan International Airport, to take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. A beautiful flight over the small valleys and mountains for about 45 mins will take us to Lukla Airport. On reaching Lukla, we will head towards the next destination of Monjo. An easy descending trail along the Dudh Koshi River will take us to Phakding. We will cross many small villages on our ways like Cheplung, Ghat and other small villages before reaching Phakding. A short walk from Phakding finally lead us to Monjo and then overnight at Monjo.
Trek from Monjo to Namche 3440m
We will start our trek from Monjo today. The straight and gentle uphill along the Dudh Koshi River takes us to Hillary suspension bridge, from where we have to climb steeply uphill leading us to Namche Bazar. Along our way to Namche Bazar, we will see many small settlements, pine, fir and juniper forests, and rivers. The beautiful mountain views of Thamserku (6608m), Kusum Khangkaru (6367) and Khumbi Yul Lha (5761m) from Namche Bazar can be observed. It is believed the sacred mountain Khumbi Yul Lha protects this Khumbu region from the evil powers and dangers. Namche Bazar is a commercial trading hub of this region and overnights at a hotel in Namche Bazar.
This day we will acclimatize to the changing elevation, but it is helpful to stay somewhat active. Local foods can be sampled along with a hike to Everest Viewpoint and enjoy the views of .Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), and Ama Dablam (6856m). On our returning, we will visit the Sherpa Culture museum. Stay overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazar.
Trek from Namche to Phortse 3810m
The ascending and the challenging trail along the Dudh Koshi River and crossing the Kyangjuma will take us to the bridge crossing the Gokyo River. From here the trail ascends steeply for one hour leading us to Mong La. Mong La is a small settlement where we will have our lunch and take a good break. Afterward, a steep descending trail will give us glimpses of Phunke Tenga. The path continues along the dense rhododendron forests leading us to a small bridge. On crossing the small bridge and continuing along the trail passing through the thick dense forests, we will reach Phortse. Phortse is a small and beautiful Sherpa settlement to stay overnight.
Trek from Phortse to Pangboche 3930m
We will walk to the northeastern side leading us to Tengboche Monastery which is the largest monastery in the whole Khumbu Region. We then cross the high rocky ridges of Taboche Peak (6367m) and enjoy the magnificent views of Ama Dablam (6856m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8414m), Kantega (6685m), and Thamserku (6608m). The beautiful views and the challenging rocky ridges make this trek even more rewarding. Climbing a small pass, we will eventually reach upper Pangboche. We will visit the old monasteries here and continue to Lower Pangboche. We will cross many high walls covered with carved Tibetan text and Chortens on our way. Pangboche is a small Sherpa settlement with the beautiful view of setting sun in between the high mountain like Ama Dablam (6856m). Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day trip to Ama Dablam Base Camp
This day we will hike to the beautiful base camp of Ama Dablam (6856m). A short and steep hike for two and a half hours will finally take us to the Base Camp. We can acclimatize while visiting here, as we will not be gaining any significant amount of elevation. We will enjoy the beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains and glaciers. Then hike back towards Pangboche and explore around the village. Stay overnight at Pangboche.
Trek from Pangboche to Chhukhung 4730m
Today we will walk steeply uphill for some time passing through t beautiful villages like Somare and Orsho. From Orsho, continuing along the trail through the side of Imja Khola Dingboche is reached. From here walking steeply ahead and through Bibre, we finally arrive at Chhukhung. Chhukhung is a quaint village surrounded by high mountains like Nuptse (7861m), Island peak (6189m), Pumo Ri (7165m) and other mountains.
Trek from Chhukhung to Lobuche 4910m via Khongma La Pass (5535m)
After an early breakfast, we will head toward Khongma-La pass. The ascending rocky trail towards the west from Chhukung leads to the Pokalde High Camp. We will continue along the steep rocky trail taking us to another high camp of Pokalde. We will cross many hills and pass a few ponds on our way to reach the highest pass Khongma-La Pass which is at the height of 5535m. From there we will start to descend to Lobuche along the rocky trail along the Khumbu Glacier and overnights at Lodge in Lobuche.
Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep 5140m
Today we will leave for Gorakshep. The ascending rocky trails along the hill and the glaciers will take us to Gorakshep. We can see incredible views of some major Himalaya Mountains along the way and those who would like to visit the Everest Base Camp may do so from here. A beautiful view of Everest can be seen from here and we can also enjoy the view of frozen glaciers on our way. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Trek from Gorak Shep to Dzongla 4830m
Today, we will leave lodge early in the morning and we will climb Kala Patthar a beautiful viewpoint of Khumbu region. We can enjoy the panoramic views of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse (7861m), and Pumo Ri (7165m) also many high Himalayas of Tibet and Nepal. We will descend back to our hotel and have our lunch. From here we will walk along the trail leading us to Cho La pass. We will walk past the Cho La River and the famous Lobuche trail. The trail will at times be steep here as we cross many lakes and small settlements before reaching Dzongla and overnights at Dzongla.
Trek over the Cho La Pass to Thangnak 4700m
Trek over the Cho La Pass to Thangnak ascend steeply along rocky ridges and crossing many glacial streams. Finally, we reach Cho La Pass (5420m). From the Cho La pass, we can clearly view Ama Dablam (6856m) and Cholatse (6335m). From the Cho La pass, the trail descends steeply along the rocky ridges to Thangnak and then overnight at a tented camp.
Trek from Thangnak to Gokyo 4790m
Today we will trek to Gokyo from Thangnak. The trail crosses the Ngozumpa Glacier and ascends through the ubiquitous ridges and small lakes. Then we will reach the main trail to Gokyo. About an hour hike lead us to Gokyo valley. Gokyo valley is a beautiful valley residing beside the Ngozumpa Glacier. This area abounds with various trekking trails. We will stay overnight in the lodge here.
Today is an excursion to Gokyo Ri which is situated at the height of 5360 m. We can ascend to Gokyo Ri for magnificent views of Mt. Everest (8848m) and Mt. Makalu (8463m), waterfalls, lakes, glacial moraine and the Khumbu icefall. It is the beautiful spot to enjoy the scenic beauty of this region. Then we will visit different turquoise lakes such as Gokyo Lake, Longpongo, and Taujung Tsho. If we will have more time then we will explore other 4th and 5th lakes for sure.
Trek from Gokyo to Lumde 4368m via Renjo-La Pass (5360m)
In the early morning, we will leave for Renjo-La Pass. Today’s trek will be along a gentle uphill leading us to Renjo-La Pass which is nearly at the height of 5360 m. A continuous 7-hour long climbs along the gentle uphill take us to Renjo-La Pass. The beautiful and amazing view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Makalu (8463m) and Rolwaling Range can be seen from Renjo-La Pass and then we will walk along the descending trail to Lumde. Stay overnight at Hotel in Lungden.
Trek from Lungden to Thamel 3820m
After having our breakfast, we will start to trek along the descending trail leading us to Thamel. We will climb to Thamel monastery which is famous for the Mani Rimdu festival observed in the mid-October each year. It is one of the oldest monasteries carrying great religious value. After exploring this monastery we will return back to the hotel for overnight.
Trek from Thamel to Namche 3440m via Laudo Gompa
Today’s day starts along the descending trail to the Laudo Gompa which marks the famous Cave of Blissful Attainments and one of the many sacred places of the Buddhist region. It is believed that this place is blessed by Guru Rinpoche and is discovered by the previous Lawudo Lama Kunsang Yeshe. Now from here, the trail descends gently finally leading us to Namche Bazar. Stay overnight at hotel in Namche.
Trek from Namche to Lukla 2840m
On this day, we will trek back to Lukla from Namche Bazar. Descend to the Dudh Koshi River crossing many suspension bridges, and the trail finally take leads us to Lukla. A beautiful mountain town from where our trek started. We will visit the places in and around Lukla Valley and then Overnight at Lukla.
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
We will take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu we will transfer you to the hotel in Thamel. After some rest, you can roam the streets of Thamel and enjoy perusing the Nepali arts and crafts available in the shops of Thamel.
Buffer day for flight cancellation due to bad weather and stay overnight at Hotel.
Due to the bad weather if the flight will be canceled then you can revisit any sites in Kathmandu, or enjoy a good cup of coffee and a great read at one of the fine bookstores in Thamel
One of our representatives will greet you at your hotel and transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours prior to your departure.
Int’l/Dom Airport/Hotel/Airport picks up and transfers by private car/van on arrival and departure.
4 nights accommodations in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3* Hotel in Kathmandu.
Sightseeing Tour as per above mentioned itinerary and all kind of entry fees.
Round Trip domestic flight tickets cost and airport tax.
Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee are included during the lodge/tea-house trek.
Lodge-lodge accommodation during the lodge trek.
1 Experienced, helpful, friendly and well trained English speaking guide, necessary porters (1 porter for 2 peoples) during the trek and their food, accommodation, equipments, salary and insurance.
All ground transportation by private vehicle.
Sagarmatha National Park Permit.
All necessary permits.
Office Service Charge.
All government tax.
First Aid Medical Kit box.
Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
International Airfare to and from Nepal.
Nepal Tourist Visa Fees.
Items and expenses of personal nature.
All kind of alcoholic drinks (beer, wine, whisky), cold drink (mineral water, coke, fanta, sprite, juice), laundry service, postage, phone calls, internet, donations, museum entry fees etc during the trip.
Personal Trekking Equipments such as sleeping bags, walking poles, down jackets, walking boots. (It can be hired/bought in Kathmandu).
Emergency Evacuation (Medical Insurance and Helicopter Rescue in case of accident and can be paid either insurance company or clients themselves).
Any cost arises due to a change of the program/itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, strike and some accidental problems.
Horse/Pony renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost inclusive.
Tipping Tips for guide, porters, drivers and horse man.