- Trekking in Nepal
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Everest Three High Passes Trek highlights
- Adventure trekking
- Everest base camp
- Three pass treks
- High altitude
- Gokyo lake: beauty of Nature
- The highest mountain in the world
Everest Three High Passes Trek Overview
Everest Three High Passes Trekking is a great adventure that leads you to experience high altitude traverse to enter from one scenic valley to another within the shade and harmony of high mountains with breathtaking scenery to enjoy. This trail offers the ultimate and complete trekking experience of Khumbu region that connects three high passes linked with 4 distinct valleys of Bhotekoshi , Gokyo , Imja Tse and Khumbu. This trek completes with crossing of three passes Renjo La (5,388 m), Cho La (5,380 m) and Kongma La (5,535 m) along with including Everest Base Camp. What makes this trek unforgettable and incomparable is the climbing of three peaks of Gokyo Ri (5,483 m), Kalapathar (5,545 m), and Chukung (5,550 m) without needing any climbing experience.
Everest Three High Passes Trekking is adventurous and challenging in snow condition. This will be the toughest walks, where our expert guides will take care of our clients with great precaution. This trail is suitable for strong and expert trekkers and adventurers who have done immense high altitude walks in Himalayan countries and knows the areas when tough days are ahead, but any interested trekkers can also join in this awesome adventure, as our itinerary days are much flexible with rooms for acclimatization and rest.
Everest Three High Passes Trekking offers superb views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m / 29, 028ft) Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Nuptse (7,855 m-25,772 ft) and Lho - La or Khumbutse peak (6,036 m - 19,992ft) Mt. Lingtren (6,749 m / 22,142 ft) Chnagtse (7,583 m / 25,230 ft) Mt. Pumori (7,161 m / 25,772 ft) Ama Dablam ( 6,812 m / 22,480 ft) Kangtenga (6,782 m / 22, 380 ft) Tharmarserku ( 6,623 m / 21, 855 ft) Kwangde (6,011 m / 19,837 ft) Kusum Khanguru (6,373 m / 21,030 ft) holy peak of Khumbi-la (5,761 m / 19,012 ft) and as far towards world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m / 27, 766 ft) with trekking peaks Island Peak / Imjatse (6,160 m / 20,328ft) Lobuche Peak (6,119 m / 20,192 ft) Pokhalde (5,806 m / 19,159 ft) and many other smaller unnamed peaks with world 6th highest Cho-Oyu 8,201 m high.
Equipments and packagings required for Everest Three Pass Treks:
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
- Clothings and apparels: Hiking boots, Socks, Trekking trousers / pants, Waterproof over trousers / rain pants, Base layer shirts, Casual shirt, and/or T-shirts, Fleece jacket or warm jumper, waterproof jacket, Sun hat, warm hat, Sunglasses, Thermal gloves, Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens, trekking poles, small towel
- Accessories: Head torch/Headlamp with spare bulb, and batteries, cameras, solar-powered battery chargers, powerbanks, water bottle, sleeping bag, sunglasses.
- Toiletries: Toilet rolls, hand sanitizer, soap, sunscreen lotion, lip balms or lip moisturizer.
- First-aid: Small, personal first-aid kit containing Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids), skin-blister repair kit, Antidiarrhoeal pills, Anti-headache pills, cough and/or cold medicine, Anti-altitude sickness pills: Acetazolamide, Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. We don't recommend trekkers to use sleeping pills in high altitude as they act as respiratory depressant. Water purification tablets or water filter.
- Important Documents: Passport, Travel Permits.
*Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc can be rented in Kathmandu, or we can provide you those items on your request.
Meals and accommodations:
This is a high altitude tea-house trek. So accommodations will be on tea-house or local lodges. Facilities of electricity, internet, western style toilet are available on lower regions of the trek. Accommodations on upper region use solar power for electricity so you may have to pay a small amount for charging your devices and Internet(if available) . Meals will be mostly local dishes including lentils, rice, curry, pickles etc.
Transportation: Fly to and from Lukla by Plane.
Best season for Everest Three Pass Trek:
Guides and Porters:
The team of Adventure Altitude Treks and Expedition co. is one of the most experienced, reliable, hospitable and respected in Nepal. The agency and team members are all affiliated to Trekking Agency's association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association(NMA), Nepal Tourism Board, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal, Sustainable Tourism Network and Himalayan Rescue Association. We will provide a professional and an experienced English-speaking guide with sound knowledge of place and trek. With an experience of more than 10 years in this field, we can guarantee your satisfaction.
If you need a porter, we will provide you 1 porter/2 guests. The porter will be carrying 25 kg maximum (12 -13 kg per person). You will need to carry your day pack yourselves to keep your personal belongings like wallet, mobile and accessories, cameras and accessories, water bottle, dry snacks, torch/headlights and other personal belongings. For us, the safety of our clients and members comes first. And it is our collective responsibility to ensure safety and security to porters, guides and guests. You can help to bring safety to our team members by taking only those things which are absolutely necessary. We will always be thankful for your acknowledgement.
Since we are a growing and relatively new as a company, we always put customers’ feedback as our inspiration towards making this company a great travel partner. We are where we are now because of the client's feedback. We have always appreciated negative feedbacks and use them to build our company. At the end of the trek, while you are with the crew during farewell dinner, we would appreciate if you give us your valuable feedback, account of good and bad experiences, recommendations and also your honest rating to our trip advisor page.
Everest Three High Passes Trek Itinerary
On reaching Kathmandu via various respective airlines, walk to airport terminal exit, here our guide and staff receives you with a warm greeting and then transfer into car or coach (depending upon group size) for short drive into the heart of Kathmandu city.
On our second day, we will start preparing for your trek. One of Our representative will remind you to get all the permits necessary for this trek. You will be reminded to check your trek insurance policy and provide us a copy of it. You will meet your Team leader and other support professionals who will check your trekking gears to make sure they meet the requirements. After a brief introduction with the crew, one of our tour operator will take you to a city tour. You will be visiting 4 heritage sites, that hold historical, religious and cultural significances.
Boudhanath, also called as Jharung Khasor, is situated 8 km to the east from the city center . It is one of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Kathmandu. It can be viewed from the premises of TIA as you are about to land from your flight. The great Boudhanatha Stupa was built in 5th century which makes it one of uthe ancient and magnificent Stupa in the world. It is also the largest Stupa in the world. Considered the most holy pilgrimage for Buddhists all around the world, it is believed that the power and blessings of The Great Stupa are far beyond the understandings of human beings. It is widely believed that whoever prays and worship with a pure heart at Boudhanath creates good karma therefore the way to hell and dark realms are closed to them, fulfilling their wishes.
An early morning or late evening visit to The Great Stupa gives you a vibe of Tibetian culture . The smoke from butter candlelights and incandescents fill the aura with pleasing smell, offering peace to your mind and soul. You can stroll around the area for buying souvenirs, metal handicrafts, Thangkas etc. or just catch a good breakfast or dinner with an aerial view of Boudhanath from the rooftop cafés and restaurants.
2. Patan Durbar Square:
Patan , also called Lalitpur, is considered to be the oldest city among the three cities of Kathmandu valley. It is a home to the city's, better to say Nepal's finest craftsmen who have been able to preserve the ancient Newari culture and ancient technique of metal handicrafts. The city inherits one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Patan Durbar Square. Patan Durbar Square is an old palace of the Malla kings who ruled the city during Malla regime. The artistic handicrafts and metal crafts seen everywhere makes this place a living historical museum. Another place to see inside the Durbar square area is the Patan Museum. The museum lies inside the palace and has a collection of fine historical metal craft, wood carvings and historical Malla throne of the Malla regime. The Krishna Temple in the west premises of Durbar Square is another fine example of this artistic heritage. The temple was built by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla in 1637. Another must see place is the Mahabouddha , a magnificent terracotta temple built with Sikhara style containing 1000 images of Buddha. Filled with historical crafts and monuments that can be traced back to the 16th century, the Square is a home to 136 bushels (courtyards) and 55 temples. It is one of the major sacred sites for both Buddhists and Hindus. Beyond the temples, lie a lot of restaurants and cafés with rooftops, who serve different continental foods along with Newari traditional food.
3. Pashupatinath :
Considered to be one of the four most important religious heritage for Hindus around the world, specially for the devotees of Lord Shiva, it is another UNESCO World Heritage Site worth a visit when you are at Kathmandu. Located 3 km north-west from the city, Pashupatinath is a home to 492 temples, 15 Shivalayas (shrines of Lord Shiva) and 12 Jyotirlinga (phallic shrines) which carry significant religious values. It is considered that the place has been existed there long before the millennia after the appearance of Shiva Linga. But the temple was built in 5th century by King Prachanda Dev of Lichhavi Dynasty and later renovated by the Malla kings of the Malla Dynasty. The temple is a common sacred site to Hindus and Buddhists. The main temple is fortified within the walls guarded by Nepal Police and Nepal Army and is denied entry to non-Hindus. Another new experience for the non-Hindu visitors is to watch the cremation ceremony. Though it is not recommended to faint-hearted people.
4. Swoyambhu Mahachaitya :
Situated on a hilltop from a distance of 3 km from the main city, Swoyambhu Mahachaitya (Swoyambhunath) is one of the holiest Buddhist site in Nepal. The stupa has been a paradigm of faith and harmony for centuries with Hindu temples and deities carved within this holy Buddhist site. It is believed that the glory and prosperity of Kathmandu valley was started from this point of time. Apart from being a sacred place, the hilltop also act as an overlook from where one can enjoy the panoramic view of the extensive valley. Swoyambhu "self-existent one" was built by King Manadeva of Lichhavi Dynasty in 460 A.D. By the 13th century, it had become an important centre of Buddhism. Since then a lot of Hindus and Buddhists of whole world visit this place every year for prayers. The largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal rests on a high pedestal on the western side of Swoyambhunath. A temple dedicated to Saraswati (often called ManjuShree by Buddhists), goddess of learning is built behind the hilltop. The stupa premises is filled with Buddhist shrines, and statues of Hindu deities. The prayer wheels, the vibrant prayer flags, chanting of Buddhist Monks, the monkeys chattering, gives this place a combination of natural and religious vibe. One can feel the inner pace and tranquillity after visiting this Sacred place.
After visiting all those places, we will head back to the office. We will hold a final pre-trek brief. After that either you want to explore the city on yourself or you want to go straight back to your accommodation, depends on your choice.
Morning transfer to the domestic airport as per your flight time for a short panoramic flight to Lukla, getting into a smaller aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier) with 30 minutes on air with great views of Himalayan peaks includes Mt. Everest. On reaching at Lukla on its unique airstrip known as Tenzing - Hillary airport, from here a slow start with few hours of walks downhill passing many Sherpa farm villages and well-tended crops and vegetable fields and terraces with views of Kwangde and Kusum Kanguru peaks. After 3-4 hours on the first day walks reaching our overnight stop in a nice lodge at Phakding, transfer into your rooms with the sound of the glacial Dudh Kosi River nearby.
With all the necessary preparations, we will take a flight to Lukla on a twin-otter or dornier. It takes about 30 minutes to land at Tenzing -Hillary airport. Our adventure begins as soon as we board the plane. The stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest and many others can be seen from the plane. Tnazing-Hillary Airport (or simply called Lukla airport) is one of the most fascinating airports in the world. The trek starts after we land at Lukla. A 3-4 hours of descend will take us to Phakding where we will spend overnight. Phakding offers a great view of Dudh Koshi river and its winding gorge along with Kwangde and Kusum Kanguru peaks. You will get a chance learn about local culture, local food , wander around the terrace farms and interact with local Sherpas of the region.
Today a long day to reach Namche Bazaar, starting with the gradual walk following the river upstream and crossing few bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village. Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese and Sherpa call it Chomolungma in both languages' means 'Great Mother'. From here, a pleasant walk on the river bed and then climb for a few hours into a forested trail with views of snow-capped peaks, as the walk reaches you at the exciting town and village at Namche Bazaar.
A rest and a free day at Namche Bazaar for proper and necessary acclimatization at this great height of above 3,440 m high before heading higher ground, at Namche spend the day with a scenic hike around and browsing the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market every week.
From Namche, the trail gradually descends to scenic winding path following the banks of beautiful Imjatse river to reach at Phunge-Tenga for lunch. An afternoon with an uphill climb into tall rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snow-capped peaks lures any of the trekkers. After few hours of scenic and strenuous climb, you will reach Thyangboche Monastery area. From here, you can enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Tharmarserku, Kwangde with magnificent Mt. Amadablam. You will spend afternoon exploring interesting monastery and observe monks and priest doing prayers.
An early morning walk leads to pleasant downhill route for an hour to a bridge, where tree lines stop for short juniper and rhododendron bushes known as azalea facing, a dramatic change in landscapes. Heading higher up to the last permanent village at Pangboche, from here onwards are temporary settlements to cater to the needs of trekkers at Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep areas. As the trek progress reaching Somare and then on a windswept country to reach a bridge following the Imjatse River, with the last climb to enter into beautiful Imjatse valley surrounded with famous peaks Amadablam-Lhotse with views of Island peaks towards the east. The last leg of the day brings you to Dingboche, a summer settlement with barley and buckwheat field within its patch of stone walls to keep the animals off from grazing
At Dingboche with leisure morning after breakfast walk towards Chhukung heading further east of Imjatse Valley with grand views of Island Peak, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse with other adjoining peaks. The walk is gradual with some short ups and down crossing few smaller icy streams to reach at summer pasture country at Chhukung with few good lodges for overnight stops. Located at the end of Imjatse Valley with close views of Island Peak-Nuptse-Lhotse and Lhotse Shar includes views of Makalu towards the east. At Chhukung rest with a hike to Chhukung Ri of above 5,000 m high with grand views, rest of the afternoon preparing for the next day early morning adventure to Lobuche crossing the first high pass over Kongma-La.
From Chhukung starting very early morning to cross the first pass of the adventure over Kongma-la, our route diverts towards north beneath the towering peak of Lhotse and Nuptse.
The climb leads uphill over moraine to reach Kongma-la and the peak Kongma or Mehra, after a rest in between cross over Kongma-La pass at 5,535 m / 18,159 ft near Nuptse, Merara, and Pokalde peaks. After a hard climb descends to Khumbu glacier and with last steep climb to reach at Lobuche for an overnight stop.
Today walk leads to our main highlight of the adventure at Everest Base Camp, walk carries on for few hours with a short steep climb in between over glacier and moraine, reaching at Gorakshep, beneath the lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapathar.
The walk continues towards Everest Base Camp over moraine and ice to reach base camp, here enjoy the view of tumbling and notorious Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers. After a marvellous and exciting time with the adventure of a lifetime experience retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop.
Morning a steep uphill hike to reach on top of Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, the highest point of the adventure with fabulous and unique views of mountains includes Mt. Everest at its closest.After a great thrill with sweeping views descend back to Gorakshep and continue to walk above Thugla, to reach the base of Cho-la pass at Dzongla for an overnight stop.
A tough and exciting day, morning to cross our second pass of the adventure over Cho-la pass (Tshola), following a path which leads to a steep up and then crossing the glacier on the eastern side. Finally on reaching at the top of the pass with an altitude of above 5,367 m high, with views of mountains and of Cholatse Glacier, and then descend carefully to Thangnak for an overnight stop after a hard climb over Cho-la pass, Thangnak at 4,750m a small isolated place with few Lodges.
After a tough climb and descend from Cho-la pass, this morning an easy with a gradual walk as the route follows to Gokyo Lake beneath Ngozumba glacier to reach the first lake. From here a walk leads to a climb by the side of a glacier, passing another second lake and reaching at a third lake known as Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake, which is a summer settlement offering fantastic views of Mt. Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang that reflects on emerald green waters of Gokyo Lake. Afternoon relaxes with a short walk around the lake.
The last and final pass of our adventure, starting early morning towards Renjo-la, the walk follows the end of Gokyo Lake, with marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, and Taboche, and then over Renjo La pass at 5,360 m / 17,585 ft, one of the most difficult section of this adventure, on reaching the top with a breathtaking panorama of Mt. Cho-Oyu and other high surrounding peaks.
After a nice rest stop walk follows to frozen ponds beneath Renjo La pass, and then descend reaching a small settlement at Lungdhen for an overnight stop, located on route Nangpa-la pass trail to Tibet. From Lungdhen walk leads further downhill past a few cattle and Yak herder temporary shelters and the reach at a small place in Marlung village close to Thame for an overnight stop. Marlung and Thame village located at the western end of Khumbu of the Everest region, which is just 5-6 hours walk to Namche Bazaar.
After feeling tired of finishing all three great high passes of Khumbu and Everest, morning a gradual walk downhill to Marlung village, and continue to walk to a sleepy and quiet village at Thame located west of Namche Bazaar. At Thame with time to visit its old and interesting monastery believed to be of more than 500 years old.
After Thame losing much altitude makes you feel much stronger and fresh, as morning walk leads back to Namche Bazaar and then further descend back to National Park entrance at Monjo for an overnight stop before Lukla.
Our last day walk of the great adventure, starting on the gentle trail crossing a long bridge to reach Phakding, and then on the way to Lukla with few ups and downhill with last and final climb of an hour to reach at Lukla for last overnight stop in Khumbu and Everest region.
Morning as per our flight time transfer to Lukla air terminal and then board in the small plane for an exciting half hour flight to reach the hustle and bustle of city life in Kathmandu.
Rest of the day free and relax your body and muscles from the great adventure on Everest Three High passes Trekking.
Reserve this day as spare or contingency in case of flight delay and cancellation at Lukla, which might happen sometimes due to unfavorable bad weather which is quite normal with the Himalayan weather pattern.
With a day in Kathmandu, relax and enjoy individual activities or join in for another sightseeing tour.
Last day in amazing Nepal the country of Himalaya wonders, depart from the hotel as per your international flight for homeward bound or to your next destination country, our staff transfer you bidding with a farewell.
Includes & Excludes
- Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle
- 3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu at 3-star category hotel with breakfast in twin sharing basis
- Kathmandu Valley sightseeing (Private vehicle and a tour guide)
- Flight (Kathmandu-Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu)
- Sagarmatha National Park fee and Pasang Lhamu Village entrance fees.
- An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses including his insurance
- Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their all expenses including their insurance
- Food in full board during the trekking with 3 compliment teas and teahouse accommodation
- Complimentary sleeping bags and down jackets
- Trekking route map
- First aid kit
- All the governmental taxes and service charges
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Nepal visa fees
- Personal expenses (Wifi, bar bills, laundries, hot shower during the trekking, gadget charging fees- US$ 1- US$
- 5 per gadget, mobile recharge etc)
- Extra nights accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival from the trek due to unforeseen circumstances
- Extra luggage charges (Only 15 kgs- 10kgs+5kgs are included if more you need to pay US$ 2 per kilogram)
- Emergency evacuation (our company will help to arrange the evacuation if needed)
- Anything does not mention in the inclusion list
Departure Dates for Everest Three High Passes Trek - 20 days
01 Mar 2022 - 17 Mar 2022
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16 Mar 2022 - 02 Apr 2022
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03 Apr 2022 - 18 Apr 2022