THREE HIGH PASSES OF EVEREST TREK
Everest 3 high passes trek
“adventure over world’s highest passes of Kongma-la, Cho-la and Renjo-la with grand vista”
Everest 3 high passes trek an awesome adventure where one should be in sound physically as the walk leads you above 5,000 meters high pass, this adventure probably world’s top highest trekking with overwhelming experience. This high altitude adventure will be led and accompanied by our best and expert guides who have done enough mountaineering with vast knowledge and experience for your safety and enjoyable adventure with us. Everest 3 high passes trek will be a great experience and as well introduction for climbers before joining major expeditions and climb, where you will gain much knowledge handling with high altitude gain and getting used to mountains rocky and glacial hidden paths.
Our wonderful adventure start taking a short flight to Lukla the door to Everest and high Khumbu area, and then walking into beautiful Sherpa country of well tended farm lands and traditional villages adorned with Buddhist culture and religions, encountering prayer symbols on rocks and monuments. Walk leads into lovely alpine pine forest and then towards dry and arid landscapes of arctic cold where our adventure leads over high passes with a visit of Everest base camp and high Kalapathar hill top for sweeping panorama of giant peaks with Everest at closest. Everest 3 high passes trek starting with first to Kongma-la and then heading towards beautiful Gokyo valley and its emerald lakes after crossing second Cho-la pass and finally ending our high passes adventure on crossing Renjo-la towards quiet village of Thame. From Thame village back on the main trail to Namche and Monjo villages and then finally concluding this marvelous Everest 3 high passes trek at Lukla, where a scenic flight brings you back in Kathmandu, after great moment with exciting and mesmerizing adventure on Everest 3 high passes trek.
Everest 3 high passes trek offers grand views of Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft), Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 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) with world 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu.
Everest 3 high passes trek
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu 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 Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m – 05hrs.
Day 07: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 08: Cross Kongma-la 5,535m and to Lobuche 4,931m – 08 hrs.
Day 09: To Everest Base Camp 5,364 m via Gorak Shep 5,170 m and back at Gorakshep.
Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Dzongla 4,830m – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Cross Tsho-La 5,368 m and descend to Dragnak 4,700 m – 07 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,790m – 04 hrs.
Day 13: Cross Renjo-la 5360m / 17,585 ft and descend to Lungdhen 4,380m – 06 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Thame 3,880 m – 06 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Monjo 2,860m – 06 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla – 04 hrs.
Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Day 18: In Kathmandu free day for individual activities.
Day 19: International departure homeward bound.
On arrival in Kathmandu received by our guide with short drive to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city, where you will join with other members of Three High Passes of Everest Trekking, our guide will brief with information regarding trekking – hotels-culture with do’s and don’t, includes welcome dinner in a nice and typical Nepali restaurant with culture programs.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,820m and trek to Phakding village 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Three High Passes of Everest Trekking 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 an overnight stop at Phakding, walk follows Dudh Kosi upstream to cross several bridges to reach past Sagarmatha National Park and Monjo village, and then with last climb of the day leading at famous Namche Bazaar for two over nights where you can find facilities of ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with a busy colorful Saturday market with time to explore its markets.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.
Namche a perfect place for rest and acclimatization, morning take a short walk up to park museum with information on 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, afternoon rest and short walks.
Day 05: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs.
After a wonderful stop with rest day at Namche, morning leads to nice winding path into rhododendron and pine tree forest with views of Amadablam, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tharmarserku and Kwangde peak.After few short ups walk descends to Imjatse River at Phunge Tenga, for lunch and then afternoon walk leads to a climb of few hours into pristine forest to reach at Tengboche Monastery.
Tengboche Monastery located on a small plateau with wonderful views of Amadablam, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwangde and Mt. Everest. A holy spot as the head lama (Rinpoche) resides in this famous monastery, where mountain expedition climbers receives blessing from a high priest (Rinpoche) for successful and safe climb, afternoon free with views of Everest.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05 hrs.
Morning with eye catching views of mountains, our journey starts with a long descend through beautiful birch-rhododendron and pines forest, and then crossing a bridge over Imja Khola.From here tree lines stops for short bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron bushes (azalea), after the bridge a slow climb brings your at Pangboche, this is the last permanent village further up are temporary settlements to cater the needs of travelers with fine cozy lodges.
Walk leads slowly into exposed areas of windswept landscapes with grand close views of Mt. Amadablam with gradual up and crossing the last small bridge reaches you at Dingboche for another town night stops. Dingboche located on scenic Imjatse valley a summer grazing areas for yaks, at present with many good lodges with great panorama of mountains with views of Island peak, Lhotse-Nuptse and North Face of Amadablam.
Day 07: Rest day in Dingboche for acclimatization and short hike.
Rest day in Dingboche for better acclimatization, morning take a slow walk uphill to Nagarjun hill for best views of surrounding peaks including Mt. Makalu towards east, one can take a walk to Chukung the last human settlement with beautiful views along the trail, taking more than 4-5 hours and back, rest of the afternoon free with the views of mountains.
Day 08: Cross Kongma-la 5,535m and to Lobuche 4,928m - 08 hrs.
After Dingboche, early morning walk to cross first pass of the adventure over Kongma-la our route diverts towards north beneath towering peak of Lhotse and Nuptse. Climb uphill over moraine to reach at 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, Mehara and Pokalde peaks.
After a hard climb descend to Khumbu glacier, walk on glacier, and the reaching at Khumbu glacier, walk leads to a steep climb to Lobuche for overnight stop.
Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep 5,170 m and at 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.
Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m and trek to Dzongla 4, 830 m - 05 hrs.
Starting early morning to Kalapathar climb for few hours, on reaching the top with super panorama of giant peaks including Mt. Everest at close distance, after a fantastic time on top of scenic Kalapathar, return walk downhill to Gorakshep and then continue trek to reach at Dzongla valley for overnight stop.
Day 11: Cross Tsho-La 5,368 m and descend to Dragnak 4,700 m - 07 hrs.
A tough and exciting day, morning cross our second pass of the adventure over Tsho-la pass (Chola), follow the path leading to a steep up and then cross the glacier on the eastern side.
On reaching at the top of the pass an altitude of 5,367m, at the top views of mountains with Cholatse Glacier, from here descend carefully to Thanknak for overnight stop after a hard climb over Cho-la pass, Thanknak at 4,750m a small isolated place with few Lodges.
Day 12: Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,790m - 04 hrs.
After a tough climb and descend of Tsho-la pass today an easy and gradual walk as the route to Gokyo Lake leads beneath Ngozumba glacier reaching at first lake.
Walk leads to a climb by the side of a glacier, passing another second lake and reaching at third lake known as Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake a summer settlement with fantastic views of Mt. Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang that reflects on emerald green waters of Gokyo Lake. Afternoon relax with short walk around, for energetic people can climb to Gokyo Ri high point for panorama of peaks.
Day 13: Cross Renjo-la 5,360m / 17,585 ft and descend to Lungdhen 4,380m - 06 hrs.
Last pass of the adventure, starting early morning towards Renjo-la, walk follows at 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 breathtaking panorama of Mt. Cho-Oyu and other high surrounding peaks.
After a nice break walk follows to a frozen ponds beneath Renjo La pass, and then descend reaching a small settlement at Lungdhen for overnight stop, located near on route to Nangpa-la pass the trail heading to Tibet.
Day 14: Trek to Thame 3,880 m - 06 hrs.
After successful walk over all Everest three high passes feeling high a nice walk downhill through village of Marlung to reach a nice village at Thame for overnight stop.Thame village located at the western end of Khumbu of Everest region, which is just 4 hours walk from Namche Bazaar.With time in the afternoon visit Thame monastery, one of the most important and oldest Gompa believed to be of more than 500 years old.
Day 15: Trek to Monjo 2,880 m through Namche Bazaar - 06hrs.
Morning walk leads to Namche and then towards Dudh Kosi River to reach at Monju 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 16: 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 High Passes trek, our last day walks of this adventure leads back on the same trail to Lukla, arriving by lunch time with last overnight stop within Everest region, afternoon free and celebrate dinner with fellow members, staff and guides.
Day 17: 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 18: In Kathmandu free and spare day.
In Kathmandu free and spare day in case of flight delay or cancellation, can occur sometimes due to bad unfavorable weather, if all turns up well as per our itinerary days join in our interesting tour of Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur, full of world heritage site of historical-culture and religious importance.
Day 19: International departure for home ward bound.
As per your flight time our guide and staff transfers you at the airport after an enjoyable and great time on Three High Passes of Everest Trekking.
What are included ?
- Airport pick up & Transfer to hotel.
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis (Tourist Standard Hotel to Five Star deluxe Hotel in Kathmandu as you prefer).
- Government license holder Trekking Guide.
- Cook, Kitchen staff, Sherpa and Porters for carrying your rucksack during trekking.
- Hot and cold drinks. (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, and juice).
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion & if you wants to use your own material you are free to bring them).
- Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary.
- Accommodation, fare, meal, equipment’s and salary & Insurance for trekking guide and porters.
- Government Tax.
- Airport drop.
What are not included ?
- Nepal Visa fee & Entrancee fees during kathmandu Tour.
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water.)
- Bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, cigarettes, client’s personal insurance and any kind of unforeseen and personal expenses.
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Tips for guides and porters.
- Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.
Important documents and items
- Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
- Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
- Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
- Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.
- Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).
- 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trek).
- Duffel or Rucksack bag & suitcase (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trek).
- Down Jacket (Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek).
Upper Body – Head / Eyes / Ears
- Shade hat or baseball cap – to keep the sun off your ears and neck.
- Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears.
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
- Glacier glasses, Headlamp
- Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
- Down vest and/or jacket*.
- A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it (optional).
- 1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
- 1 pair warm gloves
- Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn’t be necessary on the trek.
- Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).
- T-shirts (2).
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
- Fleece jacket or pullover.
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
- 2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!
- Long shirts (2)
Lower Body – Feet
- 2 pairs nylon hiking shorts – Quick drying type, not cotton!
- Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
- 1 pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
- 2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
- 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom – this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
- 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
- All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.
- 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks.
- 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
- 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”).
- 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
- Cotton socks (optional).
- Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version.
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well.)
- Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
- Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
- 1 skin-blister repair kit
- Anti-diarrhea pills
- Anti-headache pills
- Cough and/or cold medicine
- Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
- Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
- Water purification tablets or water filter
- 1 set of earplugs
- Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.
- Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
- Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
- Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its’ effectiveness over time.
- Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
- Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
- Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
- 2 bandanas.
- Reading book
- Trail map/guide book
- Journal and pen
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
- 1 modest swim suit
- Binoculars (optional)
- Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
- Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
- Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow