Everest Three Passes Trek 19 Days trip code: EH097

Best Months

March-May | Sept-Nov

Duration

19 Days

Grade / Difficulty

Strenuous

Accomodation

Hotels/Local Tea-houses

Max Elevation

Description

Extremely adventurous trek in Nepal that crosses three high passes below the highest peaks on Earth, Everest Three Passes Trek

Everest Three Passes Trek is the most challenging trek in Everest Region. It comprises three passes of the region that interconnect three breathtaking valleys below Everest; Gokyo, Khumbu & Chukkung.

A three week long trekking adventure that mostly follows trails 4000m plus under the shadows of Everest and its soaring neighbors, Everest Three Passes Trek is a sheer adventure. As every other trek in Everest, it kicks off from Lukla after an exciting flight to world's one of the thrilling airstrips at Tenzing Hillary Airport.

Highland Sherpa villages, sacred monasteries within them and the long line of painted mani walls chortens are cultural highlights of trek. The dense vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park that houses endangered floral and faunal species is attracting highlight for wildlife lovers during the trek. The landscapes dominated by towering snowcapped peaks above and the deep Dudh Koshi River Valley are the most amazing highlights of the trek.

The first pass trekkers cross during the trek is Renjola Pass that leads to Gokyo Valley; the home of famous Gokyo Ri and world's largest Ngozumpa Glacier. Crossing over Cho La Pass trekkers then enter Khumbu Valley which highlights Everest Base Camp & Kalapatthar. Finally, the trek over Kongma La Pass stretches to Chukkung Valley, which is the way to most frequented climbing peak, Island Peak.

Our trained guides will take care about the acclimatization issues, your food and accommodation.

Bullet point Highlights

  • The sighseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley
  • The incredible Sherpa culture and hospitality of Khumbu, Chukkung & Gokyo Valleys
  • Beautifully located Sherpa villages and the ancient monasteries within them
  • An extremely adventurous walk  including the cross over Cho La, Kongma La & Renjo La Passes with awe-inspiring Himalayan panorama dominated by Everest
  • The landmarks like Everest & Kalapatthar, Gokyo Lake & Gokyo Ri from where world's highest mountains look very close

 

 

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COST INCLUDES
  • Accommodation during trek available everyday en-route (local lodge)
  • All meals during trek if undertaken teahouse trek 
  • Expert tour guide who can speak English or language as per the requirement 
  • Entry fees to all heritage sites during sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Licensed trek guide & local porters during trek 
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees
  • Trekkers' Information Management System fees
  • Kathmandu-Jiri road transfer
  • Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • 3 nights' accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
  • Insurance for all staff & porters
  • All applicable government tax
COST EXCLUDES
  • Nepal visa 
  • International flight fare
  • Food in Kathmandu  except breakfast
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire in Kathmandu)
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason
  • Drinks, snacks while walking
  • Any other tours, transfers and services other than mentioned above
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and Driver
  • Your insurance & Medical Expenses
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Trip Overview

Day 01:

Arrive to Kathmandu; transfer to your hotel

Flying in to the Himalayan nation Nepal is different in itself. Witness the towering Himalayan giants’ minutes before landing Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu if the weather permits. Enjoy the cordial Nepalese welcome in arrival terminals of the airport and drive to your designated hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02:

Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Actually this day is a trek preparation day. As our team is preparing the required permits for Gokyo Everest Three Passes Trek; you will be taken to Kathmandu most beautiful locales where culture history and the heritage of the ancient town spills in every corner. Explore the biggest hub of Hinduism in Nepal Pashupatinath where travelers get to experience the important aspects of the religion. Stroll around Boudhanath, a large dome shaped stupa where Tibetan culture and Buddhism are seen at its best. Exploration of Kathmandu Durbar Square is an awesome experience as it takes you to Nepal’s one of the oldest architectural landmarks where local Newari culture also has been prospering for ages.

Day 03:

Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding 2,652m/8,700ft

Today the real adventure of the Everest Three Passes Trek begins. Trans Himalayan flight to world’s one of the thrilling airports Lukla is sheer aerial adventure of the trek. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu. As soon as we reach Lukla our trek begins.  As the trek to Phakding along Dudh Koshi River Valley begins, the sights of beautifully painted stone mani walls manifest Khumbu culture. The views of Himalayan peaks Kusum Khangkaru and Kongde Ri brings us closer to high altitude nature. A short introductory trek of 3 to 4 hours will bring us to Phakding, which is the home to 500 years old Pemacholing Monastery.  Overnight on local teahouse in full board basis.

Day 04:

Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m/11,283ft

Today we begin the trek with uphill climb. We cross pass Rimshung Monastery and Uchhecholing Monasteries and arrive the entrance to natural world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park . Trekking further we arrive to Larbha Dobhan. A final steep uphill climb for an hour or so, which offers the first glimpse of Everest throughout brings us to Namche, the legendary Sherpa village of Khumbu.  The day's trek is almost 6 hours.

Namche the financial hub of Khumbu has modern facilties like banks, internet cafes, money exchangers and bars. We will stay in a fine teahouse in Namche. 

Day 05

Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization

We have already reached the altitude of 3440m; hence a day rest to get customized with high altitude is essential. However, we will walk to nearby hotspots around Namche that helps acclimatization and offers an opportunity of cultural exploration. Overnight in Namche. 

 

Day 06:

Trek to Thame 4,380m/14,370ft

Exiting north-west of Namche through the pine forests and rare settlements we head towards Thame. The trek to Thame offers views of beautiful lines of mani walls painted on the cliffs. The trek to Thame rewards with the deep river valley below and the sky-touching snowy peaks above.  As we reach Thame after a hike of almost four hours we check into the teahouse and set off to explore the monastery. Thame has an ancient monastery on a hill 60m above the village which caters the beautiful views of Everest and its siblings.

 

Day 07:

Trek to Lungde 4,380m/14,370ft

Chasing the trail to the south that banks Bhote Koshi River we climb up towards Marlung. The way to Marlung has several suspension bridges, few small villages and mani walls. Beyond Marlung we begin to chase the north bank of Bhote Koshi River and ascend through barren valley to Lumde. Overnight in a teahouse at Lumde. 

Day 08:

Trek to Gokyo via Renjo la Pass 4,790m/15,715ft

As the trek begins today, the first gentle uphill climb followed by easy walk on leveled trail brings us to the base of Renjola Pass. Now the difficult section of the trek begins. A steep uphill climb brings us to the top of Renjo La Pass that offers the panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt.Nuptse and the neighboring peaks. Down from the top of the pass the scenic view of the Gokyo Lakes feast our eyes. Descending down we arrive to Gokyo for the overnight stay. 

Day 09:

Trek to Thangnak 4750m/15580ft

Predawn hike to Gokyo Ri is going to be amazing. The hike to Gokyo Ri 5483m that lies left to Gokyo settlement offers the best 360 degree view of soaring Himalayan giants. Towering Himalayan peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang and Makalu among others feast our eyes from the top of Gokyo Ri. After the breakfast, we head towards Thangnak via the trails along Ngozumpa glacier. It is short trek and we arrive to destination at lunch time as it difficult- to walk through glacial trails during ice melting sunshine. Overnight in a teahouse at Thangnak.

Day 10:

Trek to Dzongla 4,850m/15908ft via Chola Pass 5420m/17782ft

The first tough day of the trek is here. We begin the trek with the uphill climb east that takes us to glacial section. Careful walk is required as the route is slippery here. Keep on climbing high until we reach the top of Cho La Pass. The exceptional views of Mt. Amadablam and Mt. Cholatse are the biggest rewards from the top of Cho La Pass. Now the route to Dzongla is downhill. However, it is challenging enough with crevasses and icy sections. Use of crampons is suggested. After a long tiring walk we arrive to Dzongla. Overnight in Dzongla.

Day 11:

Trek to Lobuche 4900m

The trek today could be easier as we have already overcome challenging Cho La Pass. A downhill climb followed by gentle uphill and downhill walk brings us to Lobuche. Lobuche, the summer settlement of Sherpa clan, now has teahouses to accommodate trekkers. Overnight in Lobuche.

Day 12:

Trek to Gorakshep & then to Everest Base Camp back to Gorakshep 5170 m/16,961 ft and 5364 m/17,594 ft.

Today is the biggest day of the trek as it takes you to the most important landmark of Everest Region Trek - the base of world's crown, Everest. Climbing uphill we cross pass Lobuche Pass 5110m and Gorakshe Tsho Lake and arrive to Gorakshep. Stopping for the lunch break at Gorakshep, we resume our trek towards Everest Base Camp. Cross passing Mt. Pumori Base Camp and walking along the glacial trail for a while we arrive to Everest Base Camp. Enjoy the success and have the closest view of Everest from the colorfully tented Everest Base Camp before we walk down to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.

Day 13:

Trek to Kalapatthar 5545m and trek back to Lobuche 4900m

Early morning walk along the rocky trail brings us to Kalapatthar, the mountain also known as Black Diamond among trekkers. Savor the whole view of Everest from its base to top from Kalapatthar. Then descend down along the classic Everest Base Camp trail to Lobuche.

Day 14:

Trek to Chukung 4,730m/15,518ft via Kongma la Pass 5535m

Today, trekking across the icy trails over Khumbu Glacier, Everest Three Passes Trek heads towards Chhukung. However, getting to Chhukung isn’t an easy task. We need to get to the highest point of the trek and that too along the most difficult section. Trekking uphill along the dicey slippery trail we reach the top of Kongma La Pass. From the top of the pass we savor the views of Himalayan giants including Everest. Island Peak from here looks exceedingly beautiful. Then we begin to drop down. A steep downhill climb brings us to Lhangbo. At Lhangbo the trail branches and we chase the trail towards the Island Peak. Walking uphill over Nuptse Glacier brings us to Chukkung. Overnight in Chukkung.

 

Day 15:

Trek to Tengboche 3,860m/12,664ft

After exploring around Chukkung and Island Peak Base Camp, we set out towards Tengboche. An easy downhill walk brings us to Dingboche, where we have a short breather. Trekking further we arrive to Pangboche, the largest Sherpa Village of Khumbu that also houses an important monastery. Trekking downhill further, we arrive to Tengboche. Tengboche, is the home to dramatically located monastery with exceptional Mt. Ama Dablam at its backdrop. Explore around the village and the monastery in Tengboche. Overnight in Tengboche.

 

Day 16:

Trek to Namche 3440m

Today the trek brings us back to Namche. Along the trail of classic Everest Base Camp Trek, we arrive to Namche. This time in Namche we have no restrictions. Enjoy the success and explore around the Sherpa hotspot to breathe the freshest Everest air, to feel the nature closely and to meet the families of bravest mountaineers on earth. Overnight in Namche.Day 

Day 17:

Trek to Lukla

The last day of the trek ends at Lukla with pleasant and easy downhill walk. On arriving Lukla enjoy your success and have a pleasant time strolling around the small Himalayan town as you are still in the lap of Himalayas savor the best of it for the last time in Lukla.Day 

Day 18:

Fly back to Kathmandu

With loads of memories and adventurous experiences you fly back to Kathmandu. On your arrival at Kathmandu we will escort you to your hotel. Enjoy the farewell dinner with us in typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu in the evening.

Day 19:

Depart Kathmandu

Our representative will escort to the airport for the final see off to your onward destination. Have a safe flight and visit Nepal time and again we have much more to show.

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