Everest Three Passes Trekking
“Trek in the high elevation of three most Adventure passes of the world Enjoying the most beautiful mountain terrain within the shade of Everest”
Everest Three Passes Trekking is an one of the most ideal trek for the highly motivated adventure seeker as this trek is full of adventure, challenge and arduous effort. At, the same time this is equally the most pleasing and satisfying also that rewards you with many beautiful viewpoint, glacier, mountains and many more to for your great effort. Everest three Passes trekking encompasses Everest Three passes namely Khangma-La Pass (5535m), Chola-La pass (5368m) and Renjo La pass (5338m) and these three Passes also provide you to trek through the most famous Everest base camp, beautiful view point of Gokyo RI, Kalapather, many beautiful glacier lakes, hidden Sherpa villages and culture, Monks, monastery, wide range of flora and fauna and breathing taking views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8481m), Cho Oyu (8201m) other high light such as terrain landscapes, tapering ridges and colorful villages contribute to turn this trek into a remarkable experience.
We kick-start our Everest Three Passes Trekking from a Kathmandu in stimulating mountain flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla on the following day followed by trek up through the classic route to the Sagarmatha National Park playing with mighty Dudh Koshi river, colorful landscapes, Gompas and monasteries in the land enclosed by the soaring peaks. After reaching the summit of Khangma La, as we compose our way to the Everest Base Camp we marvel at the spectacle of Khumbu icefall cascading from the Western Cwm. Our trek to the view point of Kala patthar is followed by the tough climb through Cho-La that finally takes us to the cobalt-blue lakes at Gokyo. After enjoying awe inspiring views from the fifth lake and Gokyo Ri, we make our way to the next great pass, the Renjo La. Making a night in Mar lung we follow a little of the route used for centuries by the Tibetan Traders via Nangpa La to get to Thame. Following the classical route, we drop down to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu leaving behind our foot marks in the shadow of the Everest.
Everest Three Passes Trekking is designed for the well experienced trekkers who like adventures and the challenging in the high glacier mountains with the grandest mountain scenery on the world. Everest Three Passes Trekking is popular for its spectacular sceneries of poplar high mountains of the world and the risk involved while crossing the glaciered crevasses of passes. Though three passes is undoubtedly very tough, the scenery provides you a best ample reward undertaken in your life experience.
“Ready-Made itinerary presented in website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan.”
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m)
Up on arrival at the International airport in the Kathmandu, you will be picked up by our airport representative and transfer to the hotel. After check in hotel you will have free afternoon to explore the area by yourself (if you need any assistance from us please let us know). Later in the after you will meet one of our office representative for briefing about your tours, at that time if you have any question or queries could ask with us and then walk to one of the Authentic Restaurant for welcome dinner. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu
Today after breakfast you will be ready for day guided sightseeing tours to Swayambhunath stupa known as monkey temple; combination between Hinduism and Buddhism from when you will be able to see good view of Kathmandu valley. Drive to Patan Durbar square (city of living arts), Pashupatinath, one of the famous Hindus temple which is located near by the holy river Bagmati and then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding our trek as well as provides you opportunity to ask any question of upcoming trip with guide. And sty over night in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800m) 35min flight and Trek to Phakdhingn (2680m) about 04 hrs walk
As per your flight time you will be picked up one and half hour earlier from hotel for your transfer to domestic airport. After the necessary security formalities (keep your pen-knife-lighter-matches and other sharp cutting items including scissors and other knife in the bigger baggage not in hand bags) board in the smaller twin otter or similar plane for the sweeping panoramic flight of 35 minutes to Lukla 2800m. In Lukla you will have time to stroll around, while the guide sort and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters for your short trek of about 3-4 hrs to Phakding at 2652m. Lunch hour will depend upon the time of arrival at Lukla, either in Lukla or few hrs walks further down on route to Phakding. The walk is gradual and most of the way, with few ups from Tarhe khola, where you can have a superb view of Kusum-Kangru 6,369m crossing a short suspension bridge, from here after a short climb brings us to the Ghat village, another 01 hrs gradual walk brings you to Phakding village for the overnight stop near the bank of the Dudh-Kosi River.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) about 05 hrs walk
From Phakding after crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh-Kosi the walk is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill and re-crossing the same river again, with magnificent view of Thermasarkhu 6,608m, from the village of Benkar, cross the long suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi River, after the bridge reaches a small village call Monjo. After few minutes’ walk from Monjo, comes to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, where your trekking permit especially the park ticket is checked and keeps the record of all trekkers going to and from this place including the local trekking staff as well.From here a short descend and a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi river, after the bridge Jorsalle village is reached, the last village till Namche Bazaar, from here the walk is pleasant on the river bed till the last bridge over the Imjatse river is reached, from here the walk is along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with magnificent view of Kwangde peak and it other sister peaks towards east, with Kusum kangru on the back as you climb higher, view of Mt.Everest- Nuptse wall, Lhotse and the closer view of Taweche peak can be seen all the way to Namche, from lunch 2-3 hours reaches you at Namche Bazaar the colorful houses are situated in an amphitheatre U shaped bowl. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Rest day/Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar
Today you have easy day, a short walk uphill to the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter, a magnificent spot perched on top of Namche Bazaar with breathtaking view of the surrounding snow capped mountain includes Mt. Everest and the valleys way down, with an interesting museum with all kinds of information regarding the history of the Himalayas, geographic, culture, mountaineering history and existing information on flora and fauna of this region. After short visit around the Museum, about 01 and half hrs steep climb brings you up to Syangeboche, further to Everest View Hotel for magnificent panoramic view of Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Mt. Everest, Nuptse and many more. Trek back to Namche for overnight. Stay overnight at Yeti Mountain Home.
Day 06: Trek to Tengbche (3850 m) 04-05 hrs walk
From Namche Bazaar the path short climbs eastwards and follows the Dudh Kosi again, high above the riverbed. We descend gradually to the village of Teshinga, from Teshinga the trail drops more steeply to the river, crossing it at Phunki Tenga at 3,250m. From Phunki Tenga ascend all the way to Tengboche through the forest with nice view of the mountain. From here we have a magnificent panoramic view of mountains surrounding us including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Tengboche is a sacred spot, visitors should be careful to respect the spirit of this sacred place. Later in the afternoon you can enjoy with Puja in the Monastery. Stay overnight in Tengboche.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4350m) 4-5 hrs walk
Today after wonderful morning in the Tengbuche, from Tengboche the path leads downhill through a forest of Rhododendrons to Deboche. Once we cross a bridge over the Imja Khola, ascend all to what o Pangboche, the highest permanent settlement in this valley. We are above the trek line; a short climb brings us to Dingboche which is summer settlement. Stay overnight in Dingboche.
Day 8: Rest/Acclimatization in Dingboche
We spend a day at Dingboche for Acclimatization/Rest, adapting well to the altitude can hike up to Nangkartshang Peak at 5110m. From this hill has a spectacular view of Cholatse, Tawoche, Ama Dablam and Makalu. Stay overnight in Dingboche
Day 9: Trek to Chhukung (4730 m) about 04 hrs walk
Today after breakfast we follow the valley towards Island peak and Chhukung with gentle walk. After lunch we ascend Chhukung Ri (5550). From here we can see directly across the valley to the fantastic snow and Ice formation on Ama Dablam and the Amphu Labsa. Trek back to Chhukung for overnight stay.
Day 10: Cross the Kongma La (5540 m) and trek to Lobuche (4910 m) about 07 hrs walk
Today an early start as we head towards the Kongma La Pass. We begin by following the valley on a fairly level path before a short, steep ascent which brings us in to the shadows of Pokalde Peak and Chhukung. We continue to climb until we reach the pass at 5530m. From the pass we descend steeply to the Khumbu Glacier which we must cross to reach Lobuche. From the pass you have magnificent Mountain View surrounded you. From Lobuche you have fantastic view of sunset on Nuptse. Stay overnight in Lobuche.
Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep(5180 m) 3-4 hrs walk and day hike Everest Base Camp (5364 m) 2-3 hrs walk
After an early morning start, we ascend through the glacier to the Gorak Shep. After meals with some time rest trek to Everest Base Camp which is located at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. The trail winds up and down with nice view toward base camp, in spring we may see many of the expedition teams as they prepare to summit the mountain. From Base camp we get fantastic close views of the Khumbu Ice fall Nuptse toward above us and PUmori. Trek back to Gorakshep and say over night at the tea house.
Day 12: Trek to KalaPathar (5545) 2-3 hrs walk and Dzonglha (4830 m) 4-5 hrs walk
Today, early in the morning before breakfast, to see a perfect view we have to climb through the steep way from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar i.e. small peak (Black Rock) from here you will have excellent views of Mt Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbu Glacier and other many high mountains around you. We trek back to Gorak Shep and after breakfast re-trace down to Lobuche. We follow the Khumbhu glacier through the valley before turning off above the Chla Tso Lake towards our nest pass, the Cho La. Stay overnight in Dzonglha.
Day 13: Trek to Cho La (5420 m) about 04 hrs walk and to Thangnag (4700 m) about 03 hrs walk
The day start with an early morning breakfast. We begin by following the valley on a fairly level path before a short, steep ascent which brings us in to the Cho La pass. At the top of the pass (5420m) we cross the icy sloping surface of the glacier. Initially the descent is very steep and for a while then the path becomes easier as we finally reach the lodges at Thangnag for overnight stay.
Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4750 m) 4-5 hrs walk
The path starts with few up and down towards Ngozumpa glacier, which is largest in the Nepal Himalaya. A magnificent walk across the glacier brings us to Longpongo the first Lake on the Gokyo valley. As we following the valley on a fairly level path which brings us to Gokyo for overnight stay. Afternoon explore around the area.
Day 15: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5463 m) about 03 hrs walk
Again we make an early start to make the most of the clear morning skies. Crossing a small stream we make a long steep ascent to the small peak called Gokyo Ri (5363m) which is set above the Lake. From this vantage point there are excellent views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Makalu. Descend to the Gokyo, after is also possible to explore some glacier lakes further north towards Cho Oyu Base Camp. Stay overnight in Gokyo.
Day 16: Trek to Renzo La (5345 m) and to Lungden (4380 m) about 07 hrs walk
The days walk is rewarding as the top exposes the view of Everest massif in the east, Rolwaling Himalaya in the west with other snowy peaks towards the north. We begin with a steep climb up to the Renjo-la pass (5345 m) before descending to the settlement of Lungden (4380 m). There is a chance we will meet Tibetan Traders descending from the Nangpa La pass that leads through the Himalayas from Tibet with their caravans of woolly yaks laden with goods. Stay overnight in Lungpden.
Day 17: Trek to Thame (3800 m) about 04 hrs walk
After breakfast today as we walk through a stunning landscape following an old Tibetan trade route to the village to Thame, the birthplace of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first man to summit Mt Everest along with Sir Hillary. In the afternoon explore around the Thame village and Monastery. Stay overnight in Thame.
Day 18: Trek to Monjo (2800 m) about 06 hrs walk
Our trail today first descends to the river before hiking on the gradual and beautiful trail towards the village of Namche Bazaar where we stop for lunch. After lunch we descend even further to Monjo for overnight.
Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2800 m) about 05 hrs walk
Re-track our steps along the east bank of the Dudh Kosi, we make our final ascent down to Lukla, arriving sometime in the afternoon, after ample time to relax and enjoy the feeling of a job well done. Stay overnight in Lukla
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu (1350 m) about 35 min flight
Walking the short distance to the airport this morning catch the early flight back to Kathmandu as possible (if the weather permitting). On arrival you will transfer to hotel, the rest of the day has been left free to relax and shopping. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 21: Free/Leisure day in Kathmandu
Today is free day to rest and relax or do shopping or more sightseeing around the city.
Day 22: Final Departure
Today according to flight time transfer to the airport for your departure flight or join another activity with us.
“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”
We wish you have a wonderful time with us!
USD $1541.00 per person(3 star category hotel in KTM)
USD $1736.00 per person(4 star category hotel in KTM)
USD $1857.00 per person(5 star category hotel in KTM)
Single Supplement US $180.00
- All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
- Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
- 04 night twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with all necessary entrance fee and privet vehicle
- Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
- National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
- 01 guide, English speaking, licensed insured, registered, salary, food and accommodation paid
- 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
- Twin/double shearing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
- Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
- Safe drinking water and first add kid box
- Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets,Ti-shart, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
- Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
- All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Meals during the traveling time
- Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
- In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
- Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
- The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
- Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
- Anything not included in service includes column
Difficulties rating of Everest Three Passes Trekking
A trekker or walker who has experience of trekking normally 5-6 hours per day carrying a light weight backpack will be very fit enough to do this trekking. There are stone step up and down which are very uneven and due to some long descents your leg may feel shaky so we recommend to use walking poles to feel safer. Normally, maximum altitude of the trek is 5540m, so you should be more careful about your health and altitude related risk. To get rid of it please walks slowly and has more water and other drinks.
Safe drinking water on Everest Three Passes Trek
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful forprotection of environment.
Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items on Everest Three Passes Trekking
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, phone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Extra Advice for Everest Three Passes Trek
You may see some beautiful and sweet children and you may want to distribute ballons, chocolates, money and pens as many trekkers have felt same. But better not to do so because it encourages them to beg and ask to every trekker.
In the trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not left anything anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything outside at night.
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage’s in the way where dustbin facilities is not available and conserve the environment.
Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-15 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.
Travel Insurance for Everest Three Passes Trekking
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Everest Three Passes Trek
All the guest houses offers hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water froze then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilet is mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilet is outside your room and varies in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their goodhospitality services.
Altitude sickness is a change in a body due to high altitude, decrease in atmospheric pressure makes breathing difficult due to less oxygen. Mainly, it happen above 3300m(10,000ft). Signs and symptoms are as follows:
- tiredness/fatigue and Delirious
- Sleepy but can’t sleep and Drunken Gait
- Loss of Appetite
Prevention for this is to wear according to the weather, drink and eat plenty, walk slowly and climb high sleep low. Keeping hydrated, but make sure you avoid alcohol.
How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
Trekking planner is the government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see a photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking:
We required non-fundable deposit Of 15% down payment in advance is mandatory to book a flight tickets, hotel booking and Tims as well as permit process. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and amount can be either bank transfer or western Union, money gram as well as through credit cards and the rest amount must be paid upon your arrival to Nepal.
FAQs of Everest Three Passes Trek
Can you provide me more information about the teahouses on Everest Three Passes Trek?
According to the location the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedroom above them. You have to use share toilet and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipe. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other room is unheated. Tea houses do not have money exchange facilities. We recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu.
At the lower altitudes there are electricity facilities whereas as we go higher tea houses become more basic. As cooler temperature drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat or under your pillow.
Do a guides or porter carry oxygen tanks on Everest Three Passes Trekking?
No, as there is enough time to acclimatize while trekking it felt there is no need for them. If someone feels the affects of altitude then there are facilities along the trek at various point and its easy to get.
How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekker’s baggages. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.
At one time how many liter of water I have to carry in Everest Three Passes Trekking?
Mostly 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have todrink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.
Is it nessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.
Is bottled water available everywhere in Everest Three Passes Trek?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There are no any plastic recyclable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and usefilter water in the teahouses.
Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odorless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 litre of water. Neutralizing tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the trek.
What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so a close watch is kept on all trekkers by the Group Leader who is trained to recognize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If trekkers show any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows safe acclimatization.
What if I get ill while on Everest Three Passes Trek?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carry down if no progress we advise travelers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its very serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek in this trek.
Would you recommend taking a Down Jacket?
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.
Is alcohol permitted on Everest Three Passes Trekking?
Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.
Equipments for this trip
- Trekking Bag pack.
- Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
- Trekking shoes.
- Sports shoes or sandal.
- Trekking stick.
- Sun Hat, cap
- Warm woolen cap.
- Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
- Pullover or warm sweeter.
- 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
- Hand gloves.
- 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
- 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
- 3/4 pairs of Underwear
- Eye glass
- Water bottle.
- Sleeping bag.
- Flash or Torch light.
- Camera and batteries.
- Sun cream.
To provide you a reasonable price, we need some number of persons into a group to minimize your cost on hotel, transportation and any other alternation in your itinerary. Departure dates available for online booking are as below where price given is per person and international flight is not included. If given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US so that Trekking Planner will happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.
Trekking Planner also organizes various trips on small groups that can suit for you. We recommend you to reserve a seat for you by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.
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- Total Duration22 days
- Trekking Duration18 days
- ActivityTrekking & Adventure
- Trek typeTea House
- Per Day Walking05 hrs
- Trip GradeChallenging(05)
- Max. Altitude5545m
- Trek/tour styleHotel/Lodge
- MealsBreakfast basis in city 7 full board during the trek
- AccommodationDouble/Twin shearing in hotel/lodge
- TransportationPrivate Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
- Best SeasonMarch-May & Sep-Dec
- Group Size01-15
- CostUSD 1537