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Dinner: 18

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Teahouse: 14 Night(s)
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Everest: Three High Passes Trek

The Everest three high passes trek is one of the most thrilling treks in Nepal as it requires crossing three very high passes in the Everest region - Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La. All these passes are above 5,000 m (16404.2 ft) in altitude. The trail of the trek is rocky in some parts, has majestic views of divine mountains, and gets you closer to the typical Himalayan lifestyle.

After passing through the first pass of the Everest three high passes trek, the Kongma la pass trail joins the Everest Base Camp Trek route; trekkers get the chance to explore and enjoy the Everest base camp and its lifestyle in detail, and Mt. Everest’s splendid view along with other equally astonishing peaks. Not to forget the Kalapatthar viewpoint that flaunts magical sunrise that is reflected with a golden aura on snowcapped mountains.

The Everest three high passes trek begins from Lukla, heads towards Namche Bazar, and then Everest base camp. Then the Everest three high passes trek gets you close to Cho La pass (5420 m / 17782.15 ft). From the high point of the pass, the path descends, leading to the picturesque Gokyo lake, followed by the beautiful and colorful Gokyo village. Our trek continues in the direction of the third pass, Renjo La (5,370m / 17618.11 ft). The trek ends at Lulka through the idyllic Dudh Koshi river and Phakding.

For those who want to experience the challenge of passing different passes in the Everest region combined with the satisfaction and peace of being in mother nature’s lap ( Himalayas, rivers, pristine ranges, diversity of typical villages of Nepal, getting closer than ever to Mt. Everest, amusing floras and faunas, etc.) only by staying on the safe side in case of health aspect as the Everest three high passes trek has risk of altitude sickness, HAPE or HACE this trek is your cup of tea.

Trip Code

ETHPT52

Starts

Lukla

Finishes

Lukla

Duration

21 Days

Difficulty

Very Hard

Group-Size

2 - 14

Age

Minimum 16

Seasons

Mar-May,Sep-Nov

Elevation

5550 m/ 18208.7ft

Trip View

5961

Activities

Trekking

Travel Style

Comfortable

Trip popularity

Special Discount

7 %

TRIP FACTS

  • Major Highlights: Renjo La Pass (5388 m), Cho La Pass (5380 m), and the Kongma La pass (5535 m)
  • Highest altitude= 5545 m (Kalapathar)
  • Different flora and fauna
  • The major ethnic group is Sherpa
  • Everest is known as Sagarmatha in Nepal and Chomolungma in Tibet
  • High speed of internet at base camp

 

Why this Trip

Three high passes trek is an advanced Adventure that takes to passes that are not counted on the standard Everest trail, Renjo La (5,388 m/17,513 ft), Cho La (5,380 m/17,650 ft), and Kongma La (5,535 m/18,159 ft).

Trip Notes

  • •We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!

  • •What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.

Brief Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you will get one step closer to the Himalayas. Here our team will greet you and take you to the hotel in a private vehicle. At night we will have soul warming Nepali dinner ready for you.

Meal:

  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport Pick Up Services
  • Guided Thamel Tour
  • Welcome Dinner
The capital is not only forward in modernization but also rich in vivid cultures and traditions of different ethnic groups like Newars, Brahmin, Chhetri, etc. The historical monuments and UNESCO world heritage sites are visited throughout the day, experiencing the down-to-earth nature of the people around. After the exploration of Kathmandu, we return back to our hotel and rest.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • City tour
The classic and most preferred starting point of every Everest region trek Lukla is where the Everest three passes trek starts as well. Just 35 minute flight from Kathmandu gets us to Lukla. Soaking in all the scenic beauty, village lifestyle, and simplicity, colorful chortens, Mt. Kusum Kangru mani, mountains, and dense green forests traversing up and down for almost 4 hours first, we arrive at Phakding village. After arriving at Phhakding, you will also get a chance to visit and explore monasteries. Accommodation for the night is arranged at Phakding’s teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Airport drop
  • Flight to Lukla
On this day of the Everest three passes trek, we head towards Namche bazar. The highlight of the trail to Namche Bazar is Sagarmatha National park. Other attractions and views bestowed upon us throughout the trail are villages like Toktok, Monjo, etc, Larja bridge, Larja Dovan, Mislung, Dudh Koshi river, and a sneak peek to Mt. Everest. After breakfast, you leave your teahouse and arrive at Namche Bazar by the end of the day, where a warm dinner will be waiting for us. Overnight stay in a teahouse of Namche.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Entrance to Sagarmatha National Park
Acclimatization simply refers to getting ourselves used to new climatic conditions in order to avoid possible mountain sickness. Since it is considered good to be active for acclimatization, we will indulge in easy hiking through the day around Namche Bazar with our guide. While hiking, you will witness Khumbu la, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku peaks, carved boulders, chortens, juniper and rhododendron, monasteries,360-degree views of Khunde, Namche, Ama Dablam, and Pachermo Peak, vivid Sherpa culture, wild plants and animals, Kani village, Khumjung village, Khumbu monastery, Hilary school, etc. After this hike dedicated to acclimatization, we return back to the gatehouse to rest, and our Everest three passes trek resumes the day after.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Guided tour of Namche Bazzar
After breakfast, we move ahead. To begin with the easy trek, we arrive at Phunki Thanga, followed by Sagarmatha National park, which has a monastery located in it. Then you arrive at Tengboche, which is home to the largest monastery in the Everest region, admiring the view of mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, etc., on the way. The accommodation will be arranged in a teahouse in Tengboche village.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Tea House

Activities:

This day’s trek of the Everest three passes trek is mostly climbing down to our trail, which flaunts forests, mountains like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam, Imja river, Lobuche river, Pangboche monastery, green dense and luscious forest of pine, rhododendron, birch, and conifers, etc. After completing our trail beautified by nature, you arrive at Dingboche village, decorated by chortens and prayer flags before sunset. First, the trek takes us to Debuche, then to Pangboche through the Imja river, followed by Imja valley, and finally to Dingboche. At Dingboche, we spend the night in a teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Tea House

Activities:

Another day of the Everest three passes trek will go acclimatizing. Like a previous day of acclimatization, we go on a short hike to Nagarjuna to stay active. Hike to Nagarjuna offers breathtaking views of Mt.Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, etc. you will also stroll around Dingboche village that flaunts beautiful stone walls to protect the fields, terrific fields of barley, potatoes, and buckwheat. After exploring Dingboche and Nagarjuna, we rest in a teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Tea House

Activities:

  • Guided tour of Dingboche Village
After breakfast, we start the trek and firstly encounter absolutely breathtaking glacier moraines. Trekking through Bibre valley, enjoying astonishing views of Ama Dablam and Amphu Labcha mountains, and crossing refreshing icy streams, you arrive at the destination of the day, Chukung. You also have the option to take an alternative trail of Chukung Ri. After trekking for a bit from there, you conquer a summit that has a majestic view of snow-capped mountains. Then we climb back down to Chukung to rest for the night.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Tea House

Activities:

On this day, we pass through the highest pass of the Everest three passes trek after breakfast. Unlike other days we pack our lunch and snacks as there aren’t any shops or teahouses. After trekking for about 8 hours, Kongma la pass welcomes us. You have the option to choose between two trails for the Kongma La pass. Crossing the pass and final descent, Khumbu glacier gets us to Lobuche. The strenuous trek’s stress will be relieved in a teahouse of Lobuche overnight.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Tea House

Activities:

After breakfast first, we trek to Gorakshep, have lunch, then head to Everest base camp and return back to Gorakshep. With an easy trek for only about 2 hours, Gorakshep greets us. The trail has a mesmerizing view of Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, and other mountains, freshwater streams, dunes, the crest of the north ridge of Everest, etc., along the lateral moraine of Khumbu glacier. At night we rest at Gorakshep, enjoying a hearty dinner.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Tea House

Activities:

First, we head towards Kalapatthar to witness unmatched sunrise shining brightly on pearly white mountains from its viewpoint. To reach the viewpoint, which also offers a detailed view of the magnificent Mt. Everest, you will climb up for a couple of hours. Then admiring the sight of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Taboche, Cholatse, and Lobuche, you will be at Dzongla. On this day of the Everest three passes trek as well teahouse is our accommodation.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Tea House

Activities:

Comparatively harder day of the Everest three passes trek, to begin with, guides us to Cho La Pass, walking through the Himalayan pass that elevates up to 5000 m / 16404.2 ft). Then we head to Thangnag, a small hamlet by moraine and rocky trail. At night you will stay at Thagnag’s teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Tea House

Activities:

After breakfast, the trek begins. The human settlement is left behind, marching to the Ngozumpa glacier (the longest glacier in Nepal) edge. Gokyo has a total of 6 lakes and the second one smiles at us from the other side of the glacier. Then we reach beautiful Gokyo village. Overnight stay at Gokyo.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Tea House

Activities:

Gokyo has a lot to offer you, which is why your day is spent entirely on the exploration of Gokyo. We behold the sight of Gokyo lake and move to Gokyo Ri ( which is a small crest above the Gokyo lake). The Kala Patthar ( not the one we visited before) peak greets us too. Other sights for the day are Cho Oyu, Gyanchung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, and Tawache, along with other mountains, Nangpa La, the old trade route leading to Tibet, etc. after admiring the view, the trek traces back to Gokyo village for us to rest the night away.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Tea House

Activities:

This day of Everest's three passes trek brings us to the last pass, Renjo La pass. It takes about 3 hours through the trail, ascending up from Gokyo Ri and descending above the northwest corner of the lake, we reach Renjo La pass. The pass has a mesmerizing panoramic view of Everest, Lhotse, Taboche, and Cholatse. Then you continue to head to Lungden; on our way there, you will get sight of Relama Tsho and Renjo lake. Overnight stay in a teahouse at Lungden.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Tea House

Activities:

After breakfast, we resume trekking towards Thame (birthplace of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa) through an old Tibetan Himalayan trade route. This day falls more on the relaxing side as the trek is not that hard. You will also be blessed with Bhote Koshi (river ) on the way to Thame. The accommodation for the night will be arranged in a teahouse at Thame.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • lunch
  • dinner

Accommodation:

  • Tea House

Activities:

After breakfast, accompanied by freshwater fast-flowing rivers, and stunning scenarios through plain trails, we march towards Monjo. First, we reach Namche Bazar by crossing 3 suspension bridges and admiring lush forests. You will devour lunch at Namche and trek for about 2 hours to arrive at Monjo. Overnight stay at Monjo.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Tea House

Activities:

After breakfast, we first go back to Phakding. Then with nature surrounding us throughout, Lukla greets us not so far through Sherpa villages, suspension bridges, and rivers like Thado Koshi and Dudh Koshi. This is the last day to be close to the mountains for the night. Overnight at Lukla.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Tea House

Activities:

We fly back to the hustling and bustling Kathmandu to catch your departure flight. The flight will be about 35 minutes long above the panoramic view. The remaining day’s activity can be chosen by you. We will be staying in a hotel.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Flight to Kathmandu
The last day of your hopefully memorable Everest three passes trek is for preparation for departure. We will guide you through all the processes and even escort you to the airport for check-in at the right time.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Accommodation:

Activities:

  • Souvenir
  • Airport drop

FAQS

Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
We believe in operating small intimate groups to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle-free and enjoy the customized trip according to their will so we try to keep the group as small as a group of 14 but it can be increased with the special request of the clients.
Yes, Nepal can boast as the one of the safest country in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women. Everest: three high passes is one of the most visited areas by the tourist who want to travel all three passes ( Renjo La (5,388 m/17,513 ft), Cho La (5,380 m/17,650 ft) and Kongma La (5,535 m/18,159) together. So the service providers are professional and local people are respectful with welcoming hospitality towards the trekkers.
We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
Everest: Three High passes is world famous trekking region among the trekkers hence this region provides wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek. As you trek higher you should avoid meat for health purpose as it is not good to eat meat in higher altitude and also the meat is not very fresh.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
We use private car/jeep/van depending on the size of the group for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Lukla on domestic flight.
February, March, April, May, October, November, December are the best time to do this trek.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are covered by insurance for about 5,500 meters. In case of emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical condition ask your tour leader to contact us ASAP so that we can manage helicopter for the rescue. You then will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitudes is unpredictable so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with a thick down jacket, pants, and thermal inner wear t to escape severe cold. Needless to say, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest in good quality shoes or rent them from us at a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote villages try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change your plan during the trek, consult the guide.
We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination in advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
All our Guides are trekking experts holding licenses from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
While trekking in higher lands, you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
While trekking in the Everest region, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
If you need an extra day to complete the trekking, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide's schedule, flight details, hotel bookings, and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there are emergency cases. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio, and tetanus. Make sure you are in the best shape to complete the trekking without any complications.
Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it should not be taken as a certain thing. Because a number of hours of walk really depend on client's speed. So it is really relative.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of the total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before the trip departure date. If the booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that the non-refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines. The remaining bags will be carried by porters to make it easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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