|Package name||Everest Three Pass Trek|
|Max. elevation||5550 Meter|
|Transportation||private vehicles and domestic flight|
|Accomodation||Three-star hotel in Kathmandu; and teahouse lodges during the trek|
|Trip route||Kathmandu-lukla-namche-Dingboche-Chhukung-Kongmo-la-Gorakshep-Kalapatthar-Cho-la pass-Gokyo RI-Renjo-La-Lukla-Kathmandu|
|Cost||USD 1,785 per person|
Everest Three Passes Trek is an adventure traversing from one scenic area of high Khumbu to another within the Everest region. An extremely adventurous trek that one can experience crossing high Kongma-la, Cho-la, and Renjo-La, all above 5, 300 m passes. Crossing each pass rewards you with a stunning panorama of the surrounding world's highest peaks, in the harmony of pure mountain wilderness.
Everest Three Passes Trek, with Hiker Himalaya, takes you from the mainstream busy trail to remote corners of Khumbu. Where few groups of trekkers and adventurers seldom venture around hidden pockets, far and away from villages and human settlements.
A great adventure Everest Three Passes to challenge, takes you from Everest base camp to scenic and beautiful Gokyo Valley. Besides marvelous scenery, the trek leads you to several traditional Sherpa villages adorned with charming religious prayer monuments.
As walk follows the glacial Dudh Kosi River for sometimes to reach Namche Bazaar, the main hub of Khumbu villagers. An ever-exciting place where houses are tucked into an amphitheater with big houses serving as a lodge and hotels. A great village to spend an extra day for acclimatization at the height of 3,440 m high.
From Namche onward on the road towards our first destination to cross over Kongma-La, higher than Chola and Renjo-La pass. The walk leads to lush green woodland to an open wide small plateau in Tengboche and the impressive monastery. Where you can enjoy the panorama of snow-clad peaks with Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse with majestic looking Mt. Amadablam. Certainly, a lovely spot, for trekkers to enjoy a short walk up to this beautiful place at Tengboche.
A tour of the monastery worth visiting is treasured with ancient idols of Lord Buddha festooned with colorful religious vivid paintings. Tengboche, where a grand festival called Mani-Rimdu is celebrated once a year, is certainly a charming place. Where religion, culture, and scenic views of mountains blend in perfect harmony, from here the walk continues to our next destinations.
As adventure leads to a wild country leaving tree lines and lush vegetation behind to reach the attractive Imjatse valley. Surrounded by high snow mountain range just beneath the towering North Face of Amadablam with views of the Island peak towards the east. Spending an extra day in Dingboche in the comfort of a nice lodge facing grand views of snow peaks. From here adventure leads towards hidden corners of high Khumbu, on less ventured areas to cross the first Khongma-La Pass. The highest pass of the adventure at 5,535 m high, is hidden by Pokalde, Nuptse, and Mehra peaks.
After a tough struggle to reach on top, and then descend to cross the Khumbu glacier to reach Lobuche. Where walk leads you on a gradual up to Everest base camp, right beneath the world's highest Mt. Everest. On completing the first part of the adventure, a climb to the top of Kalapathar hill is worth the scenery. The rocky spot offers the closest views of Mt. Everest, with other adjoining high mountain ranges. This will be the highest point of the journey at 5,545 m high, from here on towards Gokyo valley.
The second pass takes you to traverse from eastern Khumbu towards North-West around the most beautiful valley of Gokyo, after crossing Cho-la pass. Stepping into a magnificent country at Gokyo with scenic views that encircled the valley and its emerald-colored lakes. Enjoy the vast beautiful landscapes of Gokyo facing the world's 6th high Mt. Cho-Oyu, and then climb to Gokyo-Ri at 5,357 m. The hilltop of Gokyo-Ri offers a spectacular panorama of a mountain range, with the world's 4 highest peaks.
Facing Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho-Oyu, and then heading over the last Renjo-La pass to complete all Everest Three passes. The rest of the journey is downhill to Namche Bazaar and then at Lukla, for the last overnight stop, before reaching Kathmandu. Where our marvelous adventure concludes after a glorious experience on Everest Three passes trekking.
Springtime is lively with longer daylight hours for pleasant walks, as well as for scenic views when flowers are in seasonal bloom. Cold morning and nighttime, could snow sometimes. Next, the best season is autumn from mid-September to November to pre-winter in December.
When days are clear with blue sky, but short sunlight hours, can be very freezing cold in the morning, late afternoon, and nighttime. Can get snowed sometimes but a beautiful day for walks and marveling at the grand views of the mountains.
Trekking in the monsoon season is cumbersome. During the monsoon, there is heavy rainfall which makes the trail muddy and slippery. You need to be careful with your steps. Therefore, if you are a beginner, it is better not to trek there in the monsoon. If you are a well-experienced trekker, you are sure to enjoy any weather. Similarly, in winter, the Everest region is covered with snow. This can make it difficult to walk and cross trails.
Rooms offer comfortable mattresses with cushions, electric blankets, hot and cold showers, free Wi-Fi, and more. Rooms are usually small but comfortable, and they are usually shared by two people. Mattresses, blankets, and pillows are among the items in the room. If you are traveling alone, we can arrange a break.
In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. Regarding food, you will be provided with all kinds of food on time during the trek. The best and most commonly served are toast or chapatti, eggs, potatoes, oatmeal, fried marshmallows, and tea or coffee for breakfast; And potatoes with rice, lentil soup, vegetables, and papad for lunch.
Light meals will be provided to maintain the balance of the evening meal and not affect health. Avoid Western foods such as burgers, pizza, oily foods, cigarettes, and alcohol.
Physical fitness and training requirements for Everest Three Pass Trek:
Everest Three Passes Trek is considered harder than Everest Base Camp Trek, so we suggest you have good physical fitness before trekking on Hiker Himalaya Treks. During this 21-day trek, you will spend 13 days at an altitude of 3,500 meters, and walk 6 to 7 hours daily to cross highways.
So, you have to be physically fit to cope with everyday hiking, for this you need to exercise regularly; Carrying a small bag, walking for two hours every day, climbing mountains, and participating in yoga and gym to strengthen cardiology and muscles. If any hiking is done at a high altitude, it will be very useful for you in this hike.
There is no age limit, only physical fitness. According to our customer history, 69-year-old men and women have successfully completed the Everest 3-pass trek.
Important Items: Airline tickets; Valid passport; 2 extra passport size photos; Photocopy of your passport; Insurance paper; Dollars, Pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying at restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks and to purchase your own drinks and gifts; Credit Card (Visa/ Master Card) for withdrawing cash from cash machines if needs.
For Head: Sun Hat; Bandana or head scarf; Headlamp with extra batteries; Sun Glasses with UV protection.
For Upper Body: Shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves); Lightweight thermal tops; Fleece Jacket or Wool Sweater; Wind Cheater jacket; Down Jacket
For Lower Body: 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms; 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers; 1 pair of waterproof shell pants and 1 pair of hiking trousers.
For Hands: 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves and 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
For Feet: 2 pairs of thin inner socks; 2 pairs of poly or wool socks; 1 pair of Hiking boots (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support); 1 pair of running shoes and/or sandals.
Other Useful Items: 1 sleeping bag (good to -20 degrees C or 28 degrees F); Rucksack and Travel Bags; 1 large duffel bag *; A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables; Small padlocks for duffel- bags; 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional).
Medical: Your daily taking medicine if any; small personal first aid kit; Aspirin, plasters (band-aids); Sunscreen; lip balms; Anti-diarrhea pills; Anti-headache pills; A cough and/or cold medicine; Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide; Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin.
Digital camera; 2 water bottles (1 liter each); disposable rubbish sacks; Toiletries: 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel; Toothbrush/paste; multi-purpose soap; Deodorants; Nail clippers; Face and body moisturizer; Tissue /toilet roll; hiking poles, snack food (chocolate/ biscuits); umbrella; reading book or pack of cards (for leisure time during trekking).
Note: If any items are not available in your hometown you can buy them in Trekking Store in Kathmandu before you embark on trekking.
We will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival for the Everest Three Pass trek. Then, you will be transferred to your respective hotel based in Thamel which is the hub of Kathmandu.
The guide/leader of the trek will brief you about the trek to the Khumbu Three Passes after refreshments. You will be served a warm welcome Nepali dinner and can also enjoy the folk cultural program.
Meals: Breakfast, Accommodation: Three-star category hotel at Kathmandu, Distance: 5 kilometers from Airpot to Thamel
You will begin preparing for the trek after breakfast. The guide will help you in setting the checklist for the backpack and the necessary tools to be taken. After having lunch, you can head sightseeing around the World Heritage sites inside the Kathmandu Valley.
If you are an admirer of ancient history and arts, then you can visit the Narayan Hiti Museum, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, or Kathmandu Durbar square. If you want to have a soul-seeking and pilgrim visit, then you can go to the Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath or Boudhanath.
Meals: Breakfast, Accommodation: Three-star category Hotel at Kathmandu
After having breakfast, you will be taken on a domestic flight to Lukla. The 35-minute flight is a memorable and mesmerizing one since you will see the landscape change below you and the weather change as you head out.
From Lukla, the trail then leads towards Pakding after a downhill walk. Phakding located alongside the Dudh Koshi River is a small Sherpa village with friendly people. Stay overnight at camp in Phakding.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse at Pakding, Distance: 6.2 kilometers (Lukla-pakding)
Due to a sudden change in altitude, you will take this day to acclimatize at Namche. This is vital to prevent falling victim to Altitude Sickness. You will see views of mesmerizing mountains like Thamserku, Khumbu-la, Mt. Everest, and more after a short hike uphill.
On this day you can also try the local cuisine and drinks and intermingle with the Sherpa community living there. Stay overnight at camp.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse at Namche Bazaar, Distance: 3.8 Kilometers
After breakfast, you will head to the lovely Tyangboche which is a 5-hour walk from Namche. Along the way, you will see forests of rhododendron and pine trees and fabulous views of Amadablam peeking from treelines. Time and on, throughout the trail, you will see views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Kwangde peaks.
The trail then eventually descends to Imjatse River and then Tenga. Tenga is a small place with a few tea shops where you can take some rest. After walking through a line of alpine trees you will reach the beautiful Thyangboche Monastery which is home o the high priest, Rinpoche. You can take blessings from the head lama for a successful and blessed tour. Stay overnight at camp.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse at Thyangboche, Distance: 9.3 kilometers
On this day, you will take the trail that leads to Dingboche. The trail will take you downhill through a line of rhododendron and pine forest to cross over an Imja Khola.
Eventually, the path reaches the Pangboche village which is a permanent settlement before the Everest Base Camp. You will then enter an exposed area that opens up to a beautiful and up-close view of Amadablam in very close proximity. You will stay overnight at camp.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse at Dingboche, Distance: 9.1 kilometers
After having breakfast, you will hike from Dingboche and head towards Chhukung. On the east, there is a settlement from where you will reach the rim of the Imjatse valley.
From this point, you will see total stunning views of Mt. Makalu in the east, which is the highlight of the trek. You can either choose to stay at Chukkung or can further hike up to Chukkung Ri for more mesmerizing and scenic views.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse at Chhukung, Distance: 4.5 Kilometers
Early in the morning even before dawn, you will head towards Kongmo-la which is the first pass of the trek. This is considered a challenging day for many since the path is very icy and rocky. Although, you will get to see the views of Kongmo peak.
The Kongmo-La pass at an elevation of 5535 m offers views of the Nuptse wall, Mihara, and Pokalda peaks. After a challenging climb, you will reach the Khumbu glacier. You will take a short steep climb to the terminal debris of the glacier and then reach Lobuche. At Lobuche, you will stay at a lodge for the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse at Lobuche, Distance: 10.61 Kilometers
On this day, you will begin the hike to Gorakshep. The walk although considered relatively secure, may cause slight difficulty in altitude sickness. Along the way, you will be welcomed with panoramic views of the mountain range of Pumori, Khumbutse, Lingerie, and Everest.
On the way to Gorakshep, you will walk through an icy trail. It is the last place with lodge facilities before entering the Everest Base Camp. After reaching Gorkahshep, you will move on closer to the base camp. You will walk over the moraine overlooking the Khumbu Icefall.
From Everest Base Camp you see a staggering mountain range surrounding you. You can then head back to Gorak shep to rest for the day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse at Gorakshep, Distance: 4 kilometers from Lobuche to Gorakshep, and 3.3 kilometers from Gorakshep Everest Base Camp.
After eating breakfast, you will hike towards Kalapatthar which is the viewpoint in the Khumbu region. It is the highest point of the entire trek. You will reach a black rocky ridge after a 2-hour climb uphill from where panoramic views of the highest peaks are seen.
After the refreshment, you will head downhill to reach Cho La pass in Dzongla which is a Sherpa settlement. You can stay in the teahouses and lodges which offer fantastic views of Taboche and Cholatse peaks. Stay overnight at camp.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse at Dzongla, Distance: 11.66 kilometers Kalapatthar to Dzongla( 1.2, Gorakshep to Kalapatthar)
On this day, you will head towards Cho La Pass which is the second pass in the Everest Three Pass trek. Early in the morning before dawn, you will take ascend and cross the glacier on the eastern side. Cho la pass is known to be one of the most challenging hikes upwards at an altitude of 5367 m.
The views of the Cholatse glacier are exceptionally beautiful. You will take a sharp descent to Thanknak. Thaknak is close distance to Gokyo Lake. Stay overnight at Thanknak.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse at Thanknak, Distance: 12.23 Kilometers
After having breakfast, you will head towards Gokyo which is only a few hour's walk. You will take the trail passing through a small hamlet at the foot of the Ngozumba glacier. The mesmerizing Emerald Gokyo lake offers the reflection of the mountains surrounding it.
From Gokyo, you can move towards Gokyo RI for more amazing views of peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Taweche, Cholatse, Mt. Cho Oyo, and more. After reaching Gokyo RI at 5357m, you will walk back to Gokyo and stay overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse at Gokyo Lake, Distance: 3.7 Kilometers
On this day, you will take a rest at Gokyo not just for acclimatizing but also for excursing around the area. Also, after the long hours of continuous walking in the previous days, your body certainly needs rest. You can then head towards the base of Cho Oyo which is the 6th highest mountain in the world. You can observe a little difference in the Nepal-Tibet border.
From there, the views of the towering Changtse and Mt. Everest can be seen. You will take the same route to head back to Gokyo after walking towards the fifth lake.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse at Gokyo Lake, Distance: 13 Kilometers
The trek will begin from Marlung to Namche which is a more natural trail. On the way, we will visit the Thyangboche and Hungmo villages. Along the way, you will walk through the scattered Sherpard’s huts and yaks grazing along. After an uphill haul, you will reach the hydropower plant at Namche. Stay overnight at Namche.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse at Namche Bazaar, Distance: 16.2 Kilometers
After breakfast, you will walk towards Phakding. You will head toward Monjo On this day, you will head toward Lukla. You will follow the same trail toward Lukla. On the way, you can enjoy the magnificent scenery. Take a short climb and reach Lukla. You can take a rest and enjoy some local food and drinks.
which is the exit to Sagarmatha National Park. After heading downhill to Dudh Koshi, you will cross the longest bridge in the area and finally reach Phakding. Stay overnight at Phakding.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse at Namche, Distance: 14.2 kilometers
Today you will be bidding farewell to the Khumbu region. You will take a 35-minute flight towards Kathmandu from Lukla. The trip is one of the most memorable and scenic.
After reaching Kathmandu, you can take a rest at your hotel. In the evening you can go souvenir shopping at Thamel and can even enjoy the local pubs and restaurants.
Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner, Accommodation: Three-star category Hotel at Kathmandu
This is the day when you will bid farewell to wonderful Nepal. You will be dropped off at the Tribhuvan International airport. On the way home, you will remember the wonderful time that you had throughout the Everest Three Pass Trek.
We trust you made some incredible memories with us. Thank you, and have a safe journey home.
Meal: Breakfast Included.
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