Everest Three Passes Trek

Trip Highlights:

“Awesome views and panorama of world highest Everest and range of peaks, Crossing three highest passes in one action packed adventure with glorious views Scenic view point of Gokyo Ri and Kalapathar with Mt. Everest at its closest Explore traditional Sherpa villages of immense Buddhist culture and interesting monasteries, From beautiful serene alpine forest to barren arctic zone of remorseless ice and glaciers Standing beneath towering Everest with notorious Khumbu Ice-Falls and glaciers”


Everest Three Passes Trek a scenic and cultural adventure which leads you to one of the world’s highest passes within high Khumbu valley of Everest region with mind-blowing views of range of giant peaks, on this adventure where you will achieve an experience of a lifetime and in high spirit in the backdrop of immense Buddhist culture and lovely Sherpa villages.

Everest Three Passes Trek leads you to an incredible adventure crossing over 5,300 meters high passes where the trekkers has to be in super physical and medically fit to join in this awesome high altitude journey. Starting from former kingdom Kathmandu taking a super scenic flight to land at Lukla unique airstrip and then following glacial Dudh Kosi River passing nice Sherpa farm villages to reach at famous Namche Bazaar, where we will have time to relax and acclimatize enjoying the well provided facilities in Namche bakeries, nice hotels and lodge, cyber café, banks, post office and wide range of excellent restaurants with well stock stores and shops.

From Namche our adventure continues on a quiet trail to reach at Thame village to encounter our first high pass over Renjo-la to reach at beautiful Gokyo Lake with awesome views of high snow capped peaks, and then soon heading to our next pass over Tsho-la / Cho-la to visit Everest base camp and view point hill at Kalapathar and the highest point of the trek.

Last but not the least as our adventure leads to cross the 3rd and final high pass of the adventure over Khongma-la and then reaching at Dingboche located in a scenic Imjatse valley encircled with giant Nuptse-Lhotse-Amadablam and Island peaks, after a tough and exciting walk our adventure leads downhill back into green forested area at Tengboche monastery and towards Namche Bazaar, finally our walk concludes in Lukla for a scenic short flight to Kathmandu where this amazing adventure Everest Three Passes Trek completes.

Everest Three Passes Trek offers super views of Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft) Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,201 m / 26,906 ft) Nuptse (7,855m-25,772 ft) and Lho – La or Khumbutse peak (6,036 m – 19,992ft) Mt. Lingtren (6,749 m / 22,142 ft) Changtse ( 7,583 m / 25,230 ft) Mt. Pumori (7,161 m / 25,772 ft)  Amadablam ( 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 Island Peak / Imjatse (6,160 m / 20,328ft) Lobuje Peak (6,119 m / 20,192 ft) Pokhalde ( 5,806 m / 19,159 ft) includes range of smaller unnamed peaks.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 05: Trek to Thame 3,800 m – 05 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Marlung 4,137m – 05 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Lungdeng 4, 600m – 04 hours.
Day 08: Cross Renjo- La 5,465m trek to Gokyo Lake 4,800 m – 07 hrs.
Day 09: Rest day at Gokyo Lake preparation for Tsho – la pass.
Day 10: Hike to Gokyo Ri 5,330m trek to Thagnag 4,750 m – 04 hrs.
Day 11: Cross Tsho – la Pass 5,367 m and to Dzongla 4,850m – 07 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Gorak Shep 5,170 m to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m.
Day 14: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m and trek to Lobuche – 04 hrs.
Day 15: Cross Kongma La 5,535m and to Dingboche 4,340m – 07 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Tengboche – 05 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Monjo 2,860m – 06 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Lukla – 04 hrs.
Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Day 20: In Kathmandu free day for individual activities.
Day 21: International departure homeward bound.

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu International Airport received by our staff and guide with warm welcome then a short drive to your hotel in the main areas of Kathmandu city, here joining with other members of Everest Three Passes Trek, our guide will brief with full information about the trek - hotels-culture with do’s and don’ts, include welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant with folk programs.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,820m and trek to Phakding village 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Everest Three Passes Trek begins with sweeping short flight to land at Lukla, during 30 minutes on air view of stunning mountain range with Mt. Everest, as the plane lands at Lukla named as ‘Tenzing-Hillary Airport’ in honor of legendry climbers’ first summiteers of Mt. Everest.

From Lukla our first day walk starts on winding downhill path with short climb passing many traditional Sherpa farm villages with views of peaks, after a pleasant walk reaching at Phakding for overnight stop near the glacier fed Dudh Kosi (river)

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.

After a pleasant overnight stop in Phakding, morning walk starts following Dudh Kosi, and crossing bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo village, from here walk to last  Jorsalle village before Namche Bazaar and then on crossing a last high bridge climb leads with beautiful views of Everest and other peaks, walk finally ends at famous Namche Bazaar for two over nights in this prosperous town or large village with facilities of ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with a busy colorful Saturday market.

Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.

Namche an ideal spot for rest and acclimatization, free day with morning short hike up to park museum with necessary information of mountaineering, flora / fauna with Sherpa culture and Buddhist religions, this scenic spot offers grand views of mountains Mt. Everest and stunning Amadablam, for interested people hike uphill to Everest View Hotel for best views of Mt. Everest and other mountains.

Day 05: Trek to Thame 3,880m - 04 hours.

A good day walk with pleasant trail through enchanting forest of rhododendron, oaks and pines trees, then passing small farm villages following the Bhote Kosi River upstream and to Thamo village with a small hydro project that supplies hydro electricity to most of Khumbu area, from this village continue walk then reaching a small bridge, with beautiful Buddhist Rock Wall Paintings on the rocky wall, from the bridge a short walk to Thame a quiet and sleepy village seldom frequented by trekkers, at Thame with time visit one of the oldest monastery of the region.

Day 06: Trek to Marlung 4,137 m - 04 hours.

Morning with time visit of the monastery and then walk towards our first pass of theadventure, as the route leads to Marlung village above Bhote Kosi River, past villages of Thyangmoche and Hungmo, and then walking into complete wilderness passing yak grazing land, onwards walk leads to arid terrain of sparse vegetation, finally our walk reach our overnight stop at Marlung after Taranga village.

Day 07: Trek to Lungden 4,600 m - 04 hours.

Journey continues to Lungden near an old salt trade trail of Khumbu and Tibet, our route diverts from Tibet border route heading north east, walking for few hours to our overnight stop at Lungdeng a small village with fantastic views of surrounding high snow mountains.

Day 08: Trek and cross over Renjo- La 5,465 m to reach Gokyo 4,800 m - 07 hrs.

From Lungden a long tough day to cross over the first high pass of the adventure, walk follows to frozen ponds beneath Renjo La pass, our walk leads to cross the pass with marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche, and then crossing Renjo La pass at 5,465 m / 17,929 ft, one of the most difficult section of this adventure, after enjoying the views downhill to Gokyo valley for overnight stop in the comfort of a nice lodge overlooking Gokyo glacial lake.

Day 09: Rest day at Gokyo Lake.

A rest day which allows you to acclimatize better, with time to skirt surrounding area of this valley with stunning views of first and the second lake of Gokyo valley.

Day 10: Hike to Gokyo Ri at 5,330 m trek to Thangnag 4,750 m.

A steep hike up hill early morning to catch striking sunrise over mountains from Gokyo Ri at above 5,357 m, after a climb rewarded with brilliant views of world’s highest mountains from Mt. Cho Oyo 8,201 m, straddles border with Tibet along with Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest 8,848 m, worlds 4th highest Mt. Lhotse 8,516 m, Cholatse, Taweche and towards east worlds 05th highest Mt. Makalu at 8,463 m. After a great time on top of Gokyo Ri, downhill to Gokyo and then continue few hours walks to Thangnag along glacier and moraines to reach a small settlement of Thangnag for overnight stop.

Day 11: Cross Cho-la (Tshso-la) 5,367m to Dzongla 4,850 m - 07 hrs.

Today, another Big Day! Crossing high Cho-la pass ( Tsho-la) with an early breakfast walk leads to a steep up and then crossing glacier of the eastern side. The top of Cho-la at 5,367m and sometimes it can be challenging to cross in snow conditions; the top offers excellent views of high mountains and of Cholatse Glacier, from here descend carefully to a small lake on the way to Dzongla for overnight stop after a tough morning and day walk.

Day 12: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.

Today’s walk leads to Lobuche following a path that descends to yak herder's summer pastures. Then the walk climbs up to terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier, and continues on the pleasant gradual path all the way to Lobuche for overnight stay, Lobuche a small hidden settlement with about ten or mote nice lodges.

Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep 5,170 m, Everest Base Camp 5, 364 m - 06 hrs.

Morning walk leads on gradual trail with few short steep up gaining high altitude with superb views of Mt. Pumori, Lingtrin, Khumbutse and Mt. Everest.

After few hours of scenic trekking reaching at Gorakshep after walking past moraine and glaciers, Gorakshep with few nice lodges for overnight stop, this isolated spot located beneath Kalapathar Hill and Pumori peak on route Everest base camp.

Everest Base Camp located beneath massive Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers, this super spot with immense views can be crowded during peak expedition season around April and May months, here enjoy surrounding views with Mt. Everest hidden behind high peaks of Lho-la and Nuptse and walk back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.

Day 14: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Lobuche - 04 hrs.
Morning climb to Kalapathar for fantastic view of Mt. Everest and other adjoining peaks, Kalapathar at 5,545 m offers entire south face of Mt. Everest at the closest, after an exciting moment heading back to Gorakshep and continue the journey all the way to Lobuche for lunch and overnight stop, afternoon at leisure rest and preparation for the last high pass of the adventure.

Day 15: Cross Kongma La 5,535 m to Dingboche 4, 330m - 08 hrs.

Today our last tough and Big Day! crossing the last pass over Kongma La, starting early before dawn, morning walk leads towards Khumbu glacier and moraine, walk with caref on the misleading icy glacial path, from here onwards our route leads on rocky trail beneath Kongma-la and the peak of Kongma or Mehra, after a short good rest traverse the Kongma-la pass at 5,535 m / 18,159 ft enclosed between the great Nuptse wall, Mehara and Pokalde peaks, after a long descend walk leads on a pleasant trail to join at Imjatse wide valley with incredible  views of Island peak, Amadablam and other high peaks. On reaching at Bibre at Imjatse valley few hours of nice walk brings you at Dingboche village with many fine lodges, after a hard day walk retire in one of the nice and cozy lodge for overnight at Dingboche.

 Day 16: Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
Leaving Dingboche with super morning views of Amadablam, and then on downhill walk with short climb then losing altitude heading past Pangboche and from the bridge back into tree lines with an hour climb to Tengboche Monastery, a beautiful and scenic spot surrounded with mountain views including Everest and majestic Amadablam, time here to visit Tengboche interesting monastery.

Day 17: Trek to Monjo 2,880 m through Namche Bazaar - 06hrs.

Morning walk leads to long descend reaching at Imjatse River in Phunge Tenga, after crossing a bridge with short steep uphill and then on gradual winding trail to Namche Bazaar, after a short break at Namche, continue walk on downhill to Dudh Kosi River valley, and then with short ups and downs to reach at the entrance and exit gate of Sagarmatha National Park, a short walk from brings you at Monjo village for overnight stop.

Day 18: Trek back to Lukla for last overnight in Khumbu area - 04 hrs walks.
After a marvelous and enjoyable time on high Khumbu valley and ridges with super Everest Three Passes trek, our last day walks of this adventure leads you back to Lukla, reaching by Lunch and for last overnight stop, after lunch free and celebrate dinner with fellow members, staff and guides.

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Waking early morning to catch the flight back to Kathmandu, transfer to Lukla airport terminal and then board in a small aircraft either twin otter or Dornier, for super scenic flight to reach at Kathmandu, on arrival in Kathmandu airport, transfer to your respective hotels with rest of day free for individual activities and souvenirs shopping.

Day 20: In Kathmandu free and reserve day for individual activities.
An important and necessary to have one extra day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay and cancellation, due to bad unfavorable weather which can happen sometimes as Himalayan weather is unpredictable.

If all goes well as per our itinerary days, one can join in our delightful and interesting tour of Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur, all these places full of world heritage site of historical-culture and religious importance. 

Day 21: International departure for home ward bound.
Your last day in Nepal, amazing country of Himalayan wonders, as per your flight time leaving your hotel where our staff transfers you to airport, after a great memorable adventure with enjoyable time on Everest Three Passes trek.

Cost Include On:

  • Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car/van/Bus.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: Two night’s standard selected Hotel in Katmandu and
  • Meals During Trek: Your stander meals in mountain (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • Trekking permit: ‘Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit. And Everest National pak permit.
  • All necessary paper works.
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop by car/.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket From Kathmandu to Lukla / Kahtmandu . including airport Tax.
  • Accommodation In Trekking: All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • During the trek necessary toilet paper
  • Fresh fruit during the trek
  • NHT’S Dawn jacket and sleeping bag
  • NHT’s gifts, as like a pashmina and T-shirt
  • An experienced,expert, helpful and friendly Guide. Porters: Experience Trekking Porters(1 porter for 2 clients). And Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter. (Guide flight Katmandu / Lukla/ Katmandu.)
  • Adventure Certificate: NHT provides Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical kit bag.
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.
  • Drop to airport by car/van/Bus
  • Welcome and farewell dinner with company’s Director.

Cost does not include on:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Katmandu).
  • Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight)
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than schedule Itinerary.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, bottle of water, hot water, shower..
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

Term and Condition:

Nepal High Trek Pvt. Ltd (NHT) is a well – known Government Register Trekking Agency in Nepal. We are trustworthy and fully committed to give you the best service. We accept your bookings under the following terms and conditions.
Q. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

A. Absolutely! Our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. Outside of Terminal Hall, he will be displaying a play card of Nepal Everest Base Camp  Treks with your name on it.

Q. What type of accommodation do I expect while I am in Kathmandu & Mountain?

A. Excellent!! Our company will provide you five star category hotels in Kathmandu Radission Hotel and Del’ Annapurna or similar category with inclusive breakfast & best available accommodation duration the trekking as per your programs.

Q. What type of shape do I need to be for this trip?

A. This is suitable for average people who are good health & moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required however to get condition for this trip, some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on journey. Person who is suffering from pre-existing diseases must seek medical advice with your doctor before considering the any trekking in Nepal. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.

Q. What is the best time for Trek?

A. We recommend you anytime between 15th February to 15th June in spring & 15th September to 10th December in autumn and spring season is the best time for trek, however, rest of the months are okay and trekking can be done but not as much as nice comparing those season due to winter & raining respectably.But when you will be get leisure time that we can provide prime and suitable trip for you.

Q. Is the food/water safe to drink during the trek?

A. During in mountain, your expert guide will advise you on what you should and shouldn’t eat and drink. The food at the places you will be staying is all safe to eat. Water you can buy bottled or bring along purification tablets. Every lodges/guest house also serve both boiled and filtered water on cheaper price for you to treat accordingly.

Q. I am alone ! Can I join in group?

A. Excellent! If you are not interesting travel alone, we do have several joining trip on every different route, please choose your suitable departure date.

Q. Do you offer Tailor-made Trip?

A. Yes, we do offer tailor-made trip, if our set itinerary is does not perfect for your holidays in any case, please kindly drop a Message.

Q. Can I charge camera batteries along the trek? and how much?

A. Yes, Most of the guest houses you can recharge your camera batteries along the trek approximately cost you USD 2-3 per hour.

Q. What is the weather & temperature like in mountain?

A. Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are generally warm. There will be snow during the month of December and February. It is important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 21 deg C to -10 deg C low.

Q. How long have you been in business?

A. We have been serving in this field for over a decade and are trustworthy and government registered trekking agency.
Q. How much should I plan on spending for each meal not included in Kathmandu?

A. In Kathmandu, you can allocate US$ 15 – 20 per meal.

Q. Do you offer a luggage storage facility?

A. of-course ! Nepal High Trek will provide you luggage storage service and as well as every hotel in Kathmandu they have safe luggage storage service on free of cost.

Q. Do I need travel insurance?

A. It is compulsory !! Nepal High  Trek Pvt. Ltd. cannot be held responsible or liable for loss, damage, or theft of personal luggage and belongings, nor can they be held liable for personal injury, accident or illness. Please ensure that you have yourself and your belongings adequately insured before your departure. If you do not possess a policy, we can issue insurance at competitive rates, however it would be better to purchase your policy locally as this will cover you for repatriation back to your home country.

Q. Can I extend my holiday?

1.There are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip, in following are are suggested.
3 nights pokhara , 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari
2 Days Trusuli river Rafting
2 night Dhulikhel Balthli village Hiking
Everest mountain View Flight
3 Days Nagarkot trek
2 Days home stay in bandipur
5 Days local Tawal cultural trek

Q. How can I book this trip?

A. When you confirmed your trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total amount in advance for arrangements such flight tickets, hotel booking and permit process and the balance you can make us upon your arrival in Kathmandu, for details information “Booking Trip”

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