Everest Three Passes Trek

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All cost Included

US $2300

Duration

21 Days

Difficulty Level

Strenuous

Max. Altitude

5,550 m

Best time

Sept - Nov and Mar-May

The Three Passes Trek in the Everest region is the ultimate trekking experience for adventurous and experienced trekkers who are in good physical condition. The strenuous and less-trodden high-altitude trek in Nepal traverses the rugged high passes of Renjo La, offChola, and Kongma La, all of which are above 5000 meters. On this trek, you’ll explore four distinct valleys in the Everest region – Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, Khumbu, and Imja Tse – and climb three peaks of Gokyo Ri, Kalapathar, and Chukung by hiking to EBC. This is a challenging trek, but it offers an excellent adventure journeying in Nepal.
 
The Three Passes Trek in Nepal is an exciting journey that begins with a flight to Lukla and two nights at Namche for proper acclimation. We hike to the less-trodden trail via Thame and Lungden on our way to Gokyo, which is close to the Tibet border. The Renjo la challenges its rewards with stunning views of the Himalayan giants, including Mt. Everest, and pristine Gokyo lakes in a single frame. We’ll hike the Gokyo Ri, the first of three peaks on our list from Gokyo, and walk over the largest Ngonumpa glacier on our way to Chola. Later on, we’ll join the famous Khumbu Valley trekking route at Lobuche and hike the Kalapathar peak to explore the Base Camp of mighty Everest. 
 
We’ll cross the Kongmala, the less trodden and rugged pass, and climb our third peak, Chukung Ri, which offers a stunning view of Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu. On our way down, we’ll trek via the Thyangboche monastery and Namche. It makes a big circle to complete this three-pass trek, which will leave you with great memories and a tremendous sense of achievement.
 
If you are looking for Nepal’s high pass, less trodden route, look no further than the Three Passes Trek. We offer fixed departure dates to join in the Spring or Autumn seasons of 2023 and 2024, and we accept individual and group bookings. Our all-inclusive package is affordable and includes full board meals and accommodation in a trek, permit and Lukla flight, a reliable guide/crew on service, and a dedicated porter for each trekker. We run a responsible trek with a dedicated porter for each trekker, providing the required help and plan adjustments to each trekker if needed. Most importantly, we carry supplementary Oxygen on a trek, which is life-saving in case of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
 
Additionally, if you’re looking for more adventure options besides the Three Passes Trek, the Himalayas offer high-pass trekking combined with trekking peak climbing in the Everest region. You can choose the Everest High Passes and Peak. 
 
So, join us on this journey to venture into three passes and three valleys in the Himalayas, cross the Renjo, Chola, and Kangmala passes, climb the Gokyo Ri, Kalapathar, and Chukung peaks, and explore the less trodden Thame, Gokyo valley with Khumbu and Imtatse. With our responsible trekking policy of 1 Trekker: 1 Porter, safety backup with Oxygen Cylinder and Medical box, and the best Three Passes Trek cost with guaranteed group departure dates, we assure you a memorable and safe trekking experience. 

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Everest Three Passes Trek
Everest Three Passes Trek
Everest Three Passes Trek
Everest Three Passes Trek
Everest Three Passes Trek
Everest Three Passes Trek
Everest Three Passes Trek
Everest Three Passes Trek

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Outline Itinerary

Day 1-2: Arrival in Kathmandu and trek preparation
Day 3-5: Hike to Namche and Acclimatization Rest Day
Day 6-8: Walk to Lungden via Thame and an acclimation rest day.
Day 9: Trek to Gokyo crossing the Renjo la pass 5445 m.
Day 10: Exploration climb to Gokyo Ri and hike to Thangna
Day 11: Trekking to Zhongla via Chola pass.
Day 12-13: Hike to Gorak Shep via Lobuche and explore the Everest base camp (5,365 m).
Day 14: Climb Kalapathar and walk to Lobuche.
Day 15-16: Hiking to Chukung crossing the Kongmala and climbing the Chukung Ri
Day 17-19: Descend to Lukla via Pangboche and Namche
Day 20-21: Fly to Kathmandu and back home
We will receive the visitors at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer them to the hotel. They will receive a briefing about hotel facilities, followed by a pre-trek briefing and distribution of the trek pack. Later, they will enjoy a traditional Nepali dinner with a cultural show. The next day, they will go for a half-day city tour, do a gear check, and prepare for the trek.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Welcome dinner
Altitude: 1340 M
 
On the day 3-5, the visitor will take an early morning flight to Lukla and trek for three hours to Phakding for the night stay. They will enter the Sagarmatha National Park World Heritage site, which offers spectacular high mountain views, including the majestic Mt. Everest. The next day, they will acclimatize and hike to Everest View Hotel, and explore the Sherpa Museum and the local market of Namche Bazar.
Accommodation: Tea house
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude: 3440 m
On this day, the visitor will hike to Thame, in the clockwise direction of Everest Base Camp, following the West Bhotekoshi River valley towards Nyangpala Pass, the gateway of the Tibet-Nepal traditional way. It is a short day trek from Thame to Lungden, which takes about 4 hours in the direction of the Nangpa La. At Lungen, they will spend the second day hiking to the surrounding hills.
 
Accommodation: Tea house
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude: 4370 m
The visitor will start early to reach Rinjola on top of time for a great view. The views from the pass are incredible, including Majestic Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, the fourth highest in the world, and many more gigantic Himalayan peaks, Cho- Oyu above 8000 m, in close view on day 9. They will descend to Gokyo at an elevation of 4,7900 meters.
 
Accommodation: Tea house
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude: 4790 m
 
The visitor will start a steady ascent of Gokyo Ri early in the morning, averaging 4 4-hour walks to reach Nepal’s best panoramic viewpoint. They will cross the glacier sections on the way to Thangna in the afternoon.
Accommodation: Tea house
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude: 4700 m
The visitor will start walking in the early morning to avoid unforeseen situations. In addition, the frozen condition has more stability advantages, so there are fewer chances of falling loose rocks before a pass. After the Pass, there are no hazardous sections to come across.
Accommodation: Tea house
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude: 4830 m
The visitor will traverse high pasture land before reaching Lobuche, which they get by lunchtime. They will walk the western side of Khumbu Glacier and pass the moraine to Gorak Shep. They will then hike Everest Base camp after lunch. It is a strenuous day excursion due to the high altitude.
Accommodation: Tea house
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude: 5140 m
 
The visitor will start an early morning ascent of Kalapathar with the help of a flashlight. The trail is challenging to follow in the dark but gets rewarding views from the summit of Kalapathar. They will descend to the lodge, have breakfast, and then continue to Lobuche.
Accommodation: Tea house
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude: 4910 m
 
On this day, the visitor will walk carefully to climb and cross the glacier and then reach nearby the Nuptse wall. They will have a steady climb towards the Kongmala pass, 5535 meters, the highest pass on the trip. The walk leads higher up and then descends towards the glacier pond. Furthermore, the walk leads to the Chukung village. Chhukung Ri, 5,550 meters, is an accessible trekking peak. It used to be an NMA peak that required a climbing permit. However, it does not require any specific climbing gear and skills to summit this trekking peak. The summit view of parades of peaks is simply breathtaking.
Accommodation: Tea house
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude: 4730 m
The visitor will descend the windy trail to Pangboche, passing through the beautiful village Dingboche set on the Imjatse valley. They will explore the Pangboche monastery, the oldest in Khumbu Valley. They will visit Tengboche Monastery, which sits on the lap of Amadablam Peak, and then retrace their route back to Namche, making a big circle. They will trek out to Lukla and spend the last night on the trek. They will celebrate the success of the trek with their crew.
Accommodation: Tea house
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude: 3930 m
On this day, the visitor will fly back to Kathmandu, likely having the Lukla to Ramechhpa flight, and then drive to Kathmandu due to the heavy air traffic at Kathmandu airport. The next day, they will have an organized airport transfer for the onward flight.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1340 M
 

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers for both domestic and international flights
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast on a twin-sharing basis
  • Full board meals while on the three passes trekking
  • A porter for each trekker
  • Accommodation at a teahouse or lodge on twin shares a private room
  • Welcome dinner with a cultural program as listed in the itinerary
  • Half-day guided city tour with world heritage entrance permit
  • All domestic flights and airport taxes listed in the itinerary
  • Free use of quality trekking gear, including a sleeping bag, fleece liner, down jacket, and rain poncho as required
  • Professional trek guide trained in Wilderness First Aid and trek crew with salary, wages, transportation, proper insurance, and required trek gear
  • Supplementary OXYGEN cylinder and comprehensive First Aid Kit as a safety backup
  • Complementary trek Duffle bag, Mountain Monarch T-shirts, and trek map
  • TIMS or VDC trekking permit, Everest National Park entry fees, VAT, all government taxes, etc.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Travel insurance of any kind
  • Internationaltional airfare
  • All beverage drinks
  • Main meals (lunch and dinner) in cities
  • Tips and items of personal expenses such as hot showers, battery charges, telephone, and beverage drinks