Everest Three Passes Trekking - 22 days

Everest Three Passes Trekking - 22 days
Trip Information
  • Duration22 Days
  • An adventure of a life-time experience traverse of  Everest Three high dramatic pass.
  • Panorama of Himalayan peaks with  Mt. Everest  at close distance from high  Kalapathar  top.
  • Sweeping scenic flight both ways Kathmandu - Lukla with ever exciting views of snow capped peaks.
  • Trekking into  Sagarmatha National Park  World's Heritage Sites with great range of scenery.
  • Exploring traditional Sherpa villages and impressive monasteries enriched with Buddhist culture.
  • In the heart of world highest  Mt. Everest Southern base camp  with massive Khumbu Ice Falls.

"adventure over three high and scenic passes of Everest Kongma-Tsho and Renjo-la"

Everest Three Passes Trekking one of the utmost journey to experience on this high altitude adventure covering all scenic areas of high Khumbu within Everest region facing spectacular scenery of giant peaks on daily walks. This awesome adventure where trekkers need to be in good physical shape with sound health as this is one of the most challenging treks in Himalaya of Nepal, but worth the walks as it offers you with an exciting moment on daily treks.

Adventure on Everest Three Passes Trekking, where trekkers will be glorified with awesome panorama of mountains, as walk leads you between high peaks, glaciers, moraine, and snow where our expert guide will lead you safely on each crossing taking care of your health and supporting your every move to make the trek a huge success.

Everest Three High Pass Trekking begins from Lukla after a short flight from Kathmandu heading into lovely farm villages of Sherpa and walking into Sagarmatha National Park, listed as world heritage sites, where you can often see some wild mountain animals and bird life as well.

Walking into famous Namche Bazaar with rest and acclimatization days before heading higher terrain as our route leads to scenic Thyangboche Monastery where colorful Mani Rimdu held once a year in the month of October. From here into windswept and arid terrain within the arctic zone of ice and glaciers as our first adventure leads over Kongma-la to reach at Everest base camp for grand views of Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers, and then on top scenic Kalapathar for a fantastic panorama of mountains.

The journey continues heading over Tsho-la pass to reach beautiful Gokyo Lake and its scenic valley in the shade of Cho-Oyu Mountains that reflects on its calm lakes, from Gokyo adventure leads to traverse our last and final pass over Renjo-la then towards a quaint sleepy Thame village.

After completing all high three passes of Everest then heading towards Namche and back at Lukla for a sweeping short flight to Kathmandu with the overwhelming adventure of a lifetime experience on Everest Three Passes Trekking.

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On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with the warm welcome then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city.

After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed join the other groups for a briefing on Everest Base Camp Trekking, our guide offers you with useful important information regarding trek and your stay in Nepal with us.

The evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.

    Morning, depart from the hotel for an exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest,  Kathmandu city and its valley steeped with historical and religious monuments temples and monasteries listed as World Heritage Sites.

    After an interesting tour afternoon free to relax and preparation for Everest Base Camp trekking next early morning flight to Lukla.

      Starting early morning transfer to domestic airport for short and scenic flight to Lukla, taking a smaller aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier) during 30 minutes on air with an amazing panorama of Himalayan series of peaks with Mt. Everest, as the plane lands on its unique uphill runways reaching Tenzing & Hillary airport in Lukla.

      From here a slow start with few hours of walks on downhill past many Sherpa farm villages with well-tended crops and vegetable fields and terraces with occasional views of snow-capped peaks of Kwangde and Kusum Kanguru, and then reaching our first overnight stop of the trek at Phakding in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge located by the raging Dudh Kosi River.

        Today with the long uphill walk to reach at famous Namche Bazaar, starting with the gradual walk following Dudh Kosi River upstream crossing few bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village.

        Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese, while Sherpa calls Chomolungma (of Tibetan origin) in both languages, means 'Great Mother', from here a pleasant walk on river bed then climb for few hours into the forested trail with views of snow-capped peaks, as this scenic walk reaches you at exciting Namche Bazaar.

          A rest day at Namche Bazaar for necessary acclimatization, before heading higher area an ideal spot for the free day at this height above 3,440 m high.

          In Namche spend the day with the scenic hike to viewpoints on top Namche facing Mt. Everest-Amadablam and other range of peaks, afternoon explore the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market once a week.

            From Namche walk leads on a gradual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse River at Phung-Tenga for lunch, afternoon uphill climb into rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks.

            After few hours of climb reaching Thyangboche Monastery, enjoy marvelous views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwande with magnificent Amadablam, an afternoon with time to visit its interesting monastery and observe monks and priest on prayer.

              Morning on the downhill for an hour towards Imjatse River, after crossing a bridge walking into an open country where tree lines stop for few short juniper and rhododendron bushes, uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters.

              This is the last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue to walk with the climb to Dingboche village for the overnight stop, located within scenic Imjatse valley with excellent views of Ama Dablam and Island Peak.

                A rest day for proper acclimatization here a short hike up to Nagarjuna hills for better views of surrounding peaks with Mt. Makalu towards east adjoining.

                For some energetic people optional walk to Chukung at 4,760 m high, a small settlement within Imjatse valley offers incredible views of Island Peak, Lhotse Shar, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.

                  The morning after breakfast trek on wide beautiful Imjatse valley heading east to reach our overnight stop at Chukung with an afternoon free to enjoy views with an optional hike to Chukung Ri at 5,550 m high a superb viewpoint.

                    After wonderful stop at Chhukung, our true adventure begins crossing first high pass an early morning climb uphill an hour leadings over icy path, from here onwards on rocky trail beneath Kongma-La and Kongma or Mehra peak, after a good rest cross Kongma-la pass above 5,535 m / 18,159 ft, located between Mt. Nuptse wall, Mehara and Pokalde peaks.

                    After a tough climb heading towards Khumbu glacier and moraine with the short steep climb to the terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche for an overnight stop in comfort of the nice lodge after a great adventurous walk.

                      Today our adventure takes you at Everest Base Camp walking for few hours with the short steep climb in between glacier and moraine, then reaching at Gorakshep, beneath the lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapathar rocky hill.

                      The walk continues towards Everest base camp, at base camp enjoy views of massive Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after an exciting time with the experience of a lifetime retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop.

                        Early morning climb on top Kalapathar at above 5,545 m, our highest point of the adventure with magnificent views of mountains includes Mt. Everest at close distance, after a great time on top descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk to Dzongla past Lobuche for overnight stop before our second Tsho-La pass.

                          Our second Big Day to cross Cho-La Pass after early breakfast following a path leading to a step up and then crossing over a glacier on the east side.

                          Tsho / Cho-La pass above 5,367 m high, quite challenging to cross in snow conditions, from the top views of high with Cholatse Glacier, and then descend safely to Thanknak for an overnight stop at 4,750m a small isolated spot with few small lodges.

                            Morning walk leads to Gokyo Lake following a scenic trail, then climb on rocky path into ablation valley passing first lake and then second lakes, to reach a third lake called Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake.

                            This beautiful area within Gokyo at 4,800 meters high, after lunch short walk around lake with views of Mt. Cho Oyo world’s 06th highest and Gyachung Kang that reflects on emerald Gokyo Lake.

                              A free day at Gokyo with the rest day, but with a steep hike up to Gokyo-Ri 5,357m, for the panorama of world’s highest peaks from Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and to the east rises Mt. Makalu. After a marvelous time at Gokyo-Ri then descend to Gokyo for breakfast and lunch and free afternoon at leisure, preparation for the last final pass over Renjo-La.

                                Last tough and big day! of the adventure to complete all three high passes with Renjo-la, starting early morning with a climb at the end of Gokyo Lake, the route to the pass offers 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, on reaching the top with breathtaking panorama of Mt. Cho-Oyu and other high surrounding peaks, after enjoying the views.

                                After a short stop walk downhill to frozen ponds beneath Renjo La pass, and then a long descend reaching a small settlement at Lungdeng for an overnight stop after a tough day completing our last pass of the adventure, Lungdeng located on-route Nangpa-la pass to Tibet.

                                  After feeling at ease and tired on finishing all three great high passes of Khumbu and Everest, morning walk on the gradual downhill to Marlung village, and then continue walking to a sleepy and quiet village at Thame located west of Namche Bazaar.

                                  At Thame with time to visit its old and interesting monastery believed to be of more than 500 years old.

                                    Walk leads on an easy trail to reach at Thamo village, allowing you with more time on this route within woodland, from here few hour walks to reach at Namche Bazaar for an overnight stop after a pleasant walk of short ups and downs.

                                      Our last day walk of the great adventure, morning starts with long descend towards Sagarmatha National Park entrance at Monjo village and then crossing a long bridge to reach Phakding.

                                      From Phakding towards Lukla as walk leads ups and downhill with the last climb of an hour to reach Lukla for last overnight stop in Khumbu and Everest region.

                                        From Lukla, an early morning flight to Kathmandu with a panorama of mountains views all the way to Kathmandu, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back into your hotel with a free afternoon to relax after a great and wonderful time on Everest Three High Pass Trekking.

                                          Today a free day in Kathmandu reserved as an extra day in case of flight delay and cancellation in Lukla, due to unfavorable bad weather conditions which can occur sometimes as Himalaya weather can be unpredictable.

                                          If all goes well as per our guideline set itinerary, one can enjoy this day relaxing or with individual extra activities or book for another exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest.

                                            Your last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations.

                                            Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great adventure on Everest Three High Pass Trekking.

                                              Cost Details
                                              What's Included
                                              • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
                                              • Twin/double sharing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
                                              • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle (entrance fees are extra).
                                              • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
                                              • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
                                              • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and insurance.
                                              • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment.
                                              • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
                                              • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
                                              • Safe drinking water
                                              • One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after the trek
                                              What's not Included
                                              • 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
                                              • entrance fees for guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu. 
                                              • 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
                                              Useful Information
                                              • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
                                              • first add kid box
                                              • Holiday Tours Nepal’s sleeping bag, down jackets, Ti-shart, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                                              • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
                                              • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
                                              • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
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