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Everest Three Passes Trek

Everest Three Passes Trek

Everest Three Passes Trek Overview

Key Information

Duration:

18 Days

Grade:

Classic / Adventure

Best Season:

Feb, March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov and Dec

Maximum altitude

5360 m

Embark on your Everest Three High Passes Trek fully prepared and informed with our comprehensive online trip briefing. This session is designed to address all your queries regarding the trek, from essential equipment checklists to detailed itinerary information and insights into what to expect on the trails. Once you've completed your booking, we'll promptly email you the available date and time for the briefing. Please note that we conduct trip briefings either online or in person, ensuring that you're well-equipped for your adventure ahead.

Navigating Your Journey: Lukla Flight Information

During peak trek seasons, such as March, April, May, October, and November, slight alterations to the trek itinerary may occur due to traffic congestion for flights to Lukla. In such instances, flights will depart from Ramechhap/Manthali instead of Kathmandu. To catch a flight from Ramechhap, we'll depart from Kathmandu and head to Manthali around 12:30 a.m. on the scheduled departure date, with the journey taking approximately five hours. Rest assured, during other times, flights will depart directly from Kathmandu, ensuring a seamless start to your adventure.

Embark on Your 19-Day Journey: Everest Three High Passes Trek Description

Your epic 19-day Everest Three Passes Trek begins with a breathtaking 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860m). From there, your adventure unfolds as you traverse suspension bridges over rapid rivers, leading you to the vibrant hub of Namche Bazaar (3,440m). Take a day to acclimatize amidst the bustling shops, restaurants, and monasteries of Namche Bazaar before continuing your journey.

As you venture onward, experience the unique landscapes and challenges that define the Three High Passes Trek. From the serene Gokyo Lakes region to the majestic peaks visible from Renjo La Pass, each day presents new vistas and adventures. Trek through challenging terrains, cross high mountain passes, and revel in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas.

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Join us on the Everest Three High Passes Trek, an exhilarating expedition tailored for thrill-seekers and adventurers alike. As you journey through the legendary Everest region, not only will you reach the iconic Everest Base Camp, but you'll also conquer the three highest passes in the Khumbu region – Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass.

Highlights of Everest Three High Passes Trek

  • Scenic Flight to Lukla: Kickstart your adventure with a picturesque flight to Lukla, offering breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayas.
  • Panoramic Mountain Vistas: Traverse the three high passes - Kongma La, Cho La, & Renjo La - and behold spellbinding views of towering peaks.
  • Namche Bazaar: Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the famous Sherpa town, Namche Bazaar, nestled in the heart of the Everest region.
  • Syangboche: Visit Nepal's highest airport and marvel at the stunning vistas surrounding this remarkable location.
  • Gokyo Lakes: Discover the serene beauty of the Gokyo Lakes region, a pristine wilderness blessed with azure waters and majestic landscapes.
  • Iconic Landmarks: Explore ancient monasteries, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and experience the rich tapestry of Nepalese culture.
  • Rich Wildlife: Encounter diverse flora and fauna, including elusive snow leopards, colorful pheasants, and the majestic Himalayan Thar.
  • Unparalleled Views: Ascend to breathtaking vantage points like Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar for awe-inspiring panoramic vistas.

Benefits of Everest Three High Passes Trek with Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks

  • Comprehensive Support: Enjoy a hassle-free experience with free airport pick-up and drop-off, online trip briefing, and 24/7 communication channels.
  • Safety First: Benefit from frequent blood oxygen saturation monitoring, medical kits, and experienced guides to ensure your well-being throughout the journey.
  • Convenience: Experience seamless booking and reservation processes, along with easy payment options for added convenience.
  • Comfortable Trekking: We provide essential gear such as sleeping bags, down jackets, and duffle bags for porters, ensuring your comfort during the trek.
  • Expert Guidance: Receive expert guidance and insights during the online trip briefing, covering essential trek details and preparation tips.

Embark on a 19-day odyssey that begins with a scenic flight to Lukla, followed by immersive experiences in iconic locations like Namche Bazaar and Gokyo Lakes. Traverse challenging terrains, cross high mountain passes, and soak in the unparalleled beauty of the Everest region.

Why Choose Everest Three Passes Trek?

Experience the thrill of adventure as you delve deep into the heart of the Everest region. Gain a profound understanding of the landscape, climate, and culture while pushing your limits in one of the world's most legendary trekking destinations.

Join us for an unforgettable journey, where every step brings you closer to the towering majesty of Mount Everest. Your adventure awaits with Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks!

Everest Three Passes Trek Itinerary

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Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Welcome to Nepal, the land of the Himalayas! Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our team. We'll ensure a smooth transition to your hotel where you can relax and prepare for the adventure ahead.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2828

Embark on an exhilarating domestic flight to Lukla, a gateway to the Everest region. From Lukla, begin your trek to Phagding, a scenic village along the Dudh Koshi River. Enjoy approximately 3 hours of trekking through lush forests and picturesque landscapes before settling into your cozy lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

Prepare for an enchanting journey as you trek to Namche Bazaar, the vibrant heart of the Khumbu region. Marvel at the majestic Himalayan vistas as you trek for about 6-7 hours. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the unique culture and warmth of this bustling mountain town, where you'll spend the night in comfort.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

Take a well-deserved break to acclimatize to the altitude and explore the charm of Namche Bazaar. Wander through narrow alleyways adorned with colorful prayer flags, visit local markets, or hike to nearby viewpoints for stunning panoramas of the surrounding peaks.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3860

Indulge in the serene beauty of Tengboche as you trek through rhododendron forests and quaint Sherpa villages. Enjoy approximately 6 hours of trekking each day, soaking in the tranquil ambiance of this spiritual hub nestled amidst towering peaks.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4400

Traverse through awe-inspiring landscapes as you make your way to Dingboche, a picturesque village surrounded by majestic mountains. After a 6-7 hour trek, unwind in your comfortable lodge and relish the breathtaking views that surround you.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4400

Allow your body to acclimatize to the altitude while savoring the panoramic vistas of the Himalayas from Dingboche. Opt for a short hike to nearby viewpoints or simply relax and soak in the tranquility of this high-altitude sanctuary.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4730

Embark on a shorter trek of approximately 3 hours to Chhukung, a picturesque village nestled beneath towering peaks. Spend the night in a cozy lodge, surrounded by the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5535

Embark on an exhilarating adventure as you conquer the challenging Kongma La Pass, offering unparalleled views of the surrounding peaks. Continue your journey to Lobuche, where you'll rest and rejuvenate after a thrilling day of trekking.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5180

Reach the legendary Everest Base Camp, a dream destination for adventurers worldwide. Trek through the rocky terrain to Gorak Shep before making your way to the iconic base camp of the world's highest peak. Spend the night in Gorak Shep, surrounded by towering Himalayan giants.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4830

Catch the awe-inspiring sunrise from Kala Patthar, offering unrivaled views of Mount Everest and its neighboring peaks. Afterward, trek to Dzongla, situated amidst stunning alpine landscapes, where you'll spend the night.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4800

Embark on an adventurous journey as you conquer the challenging Cho La Pass, surrounded by towering peaks and glaciers. Descend to the tranquil surroundings of Gokyo, a serene lakeside village nestled in the heart of the Himalayas.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5357

Embark on a rejuvenating hike to Gokyo Ri, offering panoramic views of the Himalayan giants, including Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu. Spend the rest of the day exploring the pristine lakeshores or simply relaxing amidst the serene beauty of Gokyo.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4380

Trek through rugged terrain to Lungden, a remote village offering a peaceful retreat amidst the Himalayan wilderness. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surrounding landscapes as you unwind in your lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3820

Traverse the stunning Renjo La Pass, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. Descend to the charming village of Thame, where you'll immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture and hospitality.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

Descend to Namche Bazaar, retracing your steps through picturesque landscapes and quaint mountain villages. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Himalayan landscape as you make your way back to this vibrant mountain town.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2828

Conclude your trek with a scenic journey back to Lukla, filled with fond memories of your Himalayan adventure. Spend approximately 7 hours trekking through pristine forests and charming villages before reaching Lukla.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Bid farewell to the majestic Himalayas as you board a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Reflect on the unforgettable experiences and cherished memories of your Everest Base Camp trek.

Your memorable Himalayan adventure comes to an end as you depart from Kathmandu. Carry with you the indelible memories and newfound friendships forged amidst the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Everest region. Until we meet again for your next Himalayan adventure!

Everest Three Passes Trek Cost Includes?

  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off: Start and end your adventure with ease with our complimentary airport transfers.
  • Flight Fare Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu: Your airfare, including that of your guide, is covered for a seamless transition to and from the trekking region.
  • Airport Taxes: All necessary taxes are taken care of, so you can focus on enjoying your trek.
  • Meals: Indulge in three delicious meals a day during the trek, complete with a comforting cup of tea or coffee with each meal.
  • Accommodation: Rest easy in recommended guesthouses or lodges along the trekking route.
  • Hotel Stay in Kathmandu: Enjoy three nights of comfortable accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast included.
  • English-speaking Guide: Benefit from the expertise of our knowledgeable English-speaking guides throughout your trek.
  • Porter Service: Each guest is provided with a porter to carry luggage, ensuring a lighter load for your trekking adventure.
  • Government and Local Taxes: All necessary taxes are included, leaving you free of any unexpected expenses.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fees: Entrance fees to the renowned Sagarmatha National Park are covered.
  • TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System): Necessary permits for your trek are taken care of for your convenience.
  • General Equipment for Porter: Our porters are equipped with necessary gear for a safe and comfortable journey.
  • Guide and Porter Benefits: Fair wages and insurance coverage are provided for our dedicated guides and porters.
  • Additional Services: Tailor your experience with optional extras to suit your preferences.

Everest Three Passes Trek Cost Excludes?

  • Trekking Equipment: Personal gear such as trekking boots and clothing are not provided.
  • Personal Expenses: Alcoholic beverages, phone usage, and laundry services are at the guest's expense.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance: We recommend obtaining comprehensive insurance coverage for peace of mind.
  • Hot Showers: Additional charges may apply for hot shower facilities along the trekking route.
  • Entrance Fees: Any fees for visiting monasteries, temples, or other attractions are not included.
  • Tips: Gratuities for guides and porters are at the discretion of guests and are not included in the package price.

Everest Three Passes Trek Altitude Profile

Everest Three Passes Trek FAQs

Altitude sickness is a primary concern due to the high elevations reached during the trek. It's essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of symptoms such as headache, nausea, and dizziness. Adequate travel insurance covering emergency evacuation is also recommended.

Essential items include sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, a good quality sleeping bag, sunscreen, sunglasses, a first aid kit, water purification tablets, and a headlamp. It's important to pack light but include all necessary gear for varying weather conditions.

While it's not mandatory, hiring a guide and/or porter is recommended, especially for those without previous high-altitude trekking experience. Guides can provide valuable support with navigation, altitude sickness prevention, and cultural insights.

Accommodation options include teahouses or lodges along the trekking route. These provide basic amenities such as meals, lodging, and sometimes hot showers for a reasonable fee.

Trekkers will reach altitudes of over 5,000 meters (16,404 feet) when crossing the three passes, with the highest point being Kongma La Pass at approximately 5,535 meters (18,159 feet).

Trekkers need to obtain the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit, which can be arranged through authorized agencies or obtained in Kathmandu or Lukla before starting the trek.

The trek is considered to be challenging due to its high altitude, steep ascents and descents, and variable weather conditions. Trekkers should have prior hiking experience and be in good physical condition.

The best times for the trek are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally stable, skies are clear, and trails are at their most picturesque.

The trek typically takes around 17 to 21 days to complete, depending on factors such as the trekker's fitness level, acclimatization needs, and weather conditions.

The Everest Three Passes Trek is a challenging high-altitude trek in the Everest region of Nepal, renowned for crossing three high mountain passes: Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass.

Yes, several helicopter rescue services operate in the Everest region for emergency evacuations. However, these services can be expensive and are typically covered by travel insurance.

Teahouses along the route offer a variety of meals, including traditional Nepali dishes (such as dal bhat), as well as international options like pasta, noodles, and pancakes. It's advisable to stick to simple, carb-rich foods for energy during the trek.

Yes, the trek can be extended or customized according to individual preferences. Side trips to Everest Base Camp or Gokyo Ri are popular extensions, and routes can be adjusted to include additional acclimatization days or detours to nearby attractions.

Trekkers should be prepared for changing weather conditions in the mountains, including snowfall, high winds, and low visibility. It's important to follow the advice of guides and lodge owners regarding trekking conditions and consider adjusting plans if necessary for safety.

Alternative treks in the Everest region include the Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Lakes Trek, and the Everest View Trek, which offer stunning views of the Himalayas without the challenge of crossing high mountain passes. These treks cater to a range of fitness levels and preferences.

Everest Three Passes Trek Additional Information

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks as we guide you through the majestic Everest Three High Passes Trek. Our comprehensive services ensure a seamless and rewarding experience amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Everest region. From equipment preparation to trekking details, accommodation, meals, and safety measures, we've got you covered every step of the way.

Equipment List for Everest Three High Passes Trek

Prepare for your journey with the essential equipment recommended by Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks. Our suggested list ensures your comfort and safety throughout the trek. Remember, your luggage limit is capped at 9 kg, and we provide one porter for every two trekkers. Hence, efficient packing is key.

Head:

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face:

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body:

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-Shirt (bring Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear:

  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential Gear:

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take a porter or not)
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in high-altitude trekking)

Toiletries:

  • Medium-size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal Accessories:

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra Items:

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of the passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Everest Three High Passes Trek: Cost, Difficulty, Accommodation, Insurance & Best Time

Arrival (Free Airport Pickup)

We offer complimentary airport transfers for our esteemed clients participating in the Everest Three High Passes Trek. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will warmly welcome you and ensure your smooth transition to your hotel.

Trek Start

Commence your adventure by flying from Kathmandu to Lukla on your departure date. This package covers both Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu flights, ensuring a hassle-free start to your trekking journey.

Accommodation

Enjoy comfortable stays at handpicked lodges throughout the 17-day Everest Three High Passes Trek. From Lukla to Namche and beyond, we provide accommodations tailored to your comfort and convenience.

Meals

Indulge in nutritious meals throughout the trek, meticulously curated to provide you with the energy needed for high-altitude adventures. From traditional Nepali delicacies to international favorites, our menu caters to diverse preferences.

Luggage

Pack light and efficiently as per the recommended weight limit of 9 kg per trekker. Our porter services ensure your belongings are safely transported, allowing you to focus on the journey ahead.

Typical Day

Embark on daily treks filled with awe-inspiring scenery and cultural experiences. From early breakfasts to evening gatherings, each day unfolds with new discoveries and camaraderie among fellow trekkers.

Electricity and Water

Access electricity and water facilities at lodges along the trekking route for your convenience. Stay connected and hydrated as you immerse yourself in the beauty of the Himalayas.

Communication

Stay connected with limited internet access at lodges and mobile communication for safety purposes. Our team remains in constant contact to ensure your well-being throughout the journey.

Tipping

Show appreciation for exceptional service by tipping your guides and porters at the end of the trip. Embrace Nepali culture by expressing gratitude for the memorable experience.

Trek End

Conclude your trek with a scenic flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Reflect on your journey during a farewell dinner, where you'll receive a trek completion certificate and an opportunity to provide feedback.

Useful Info

Prepare for potential flight delays by allocating extra days to your itinerary. Explore optional extensions such as jungle safaris or paragliding to enhance your Nepal experience.

Departure

Bid farewell to Nepal as we escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure. Cherish the memories of your Everest Three High Passes Trek and anticipate future adventures with Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks.

Trek Season

Choose the best time for your trek based on seasonal conditions, ensuring optimal weather and stunning views. From spring blooms to winter wonders, each season offers a unique perspective of the Himalayas.

Trek Difficulty

Embark on a challenging yet rewarding journey suitable for experienced trekkers and adventure enthusiasts. Prepare for varying terrain and altitude changes, guided by our experienced team every step of the way.

Trek Safety

Rest assured with our commitment to safety, equipped with experienced guides, standard gear, and emergency protocols. Prioritize acclimatization and heed health warnings to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

HAIT Team

Embark on your journey with a dedicated team of guides and porters, ensuring your comfort and well-being throughout the trek. Trust in our expertise and local knowledge for an authentic Himalayan adventure.

Visa

Prepare for your Nepal adventure by obtaining a visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. Ensure your passport validity and visa requirements to facilitate a seamless entry process.

Trek Booking

Book your Everest Three High Passes Trek confidently with Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks, a registered and reputable trekking company. Secure your spot with a deposit and submit necessary documentation for a stress-free booking process.

Currency Exchange

Manage your finances conveniently with currency exchange services available in Kathmandu. Plan accordingly for personal expenses and trek-related costs, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey.

Extra Personal Expenses

Budget for additional expenses such as meals, accommodations, and souvenirs during your stay in Kathmandu and on the trek. Prepare accordingly to fully immerse yourself in the Nepalese experience.

Travel Insurance

Prioritize travel insurance coverage to safeguard against unforeseen events and emergencies during your trek. Ensure comprehensive coverage for medical evacuation and high-altitude trekking risks for peace of mind.

Last-Minute Booking

Secure your trekking adventure with last-minute booking options, subject to availability and payment conditions. Contact us for personalized assistance and embark on an unforgettable Himalayan journey.

Responsible Travel

Join us in promoting responsible travel practices, minimizing environmental impact, and supporting local communities. Together, we can preserve the beauty of the Himalayas for future generations to enjoy.

Notes

Customize your trekking experience with flexible departure dates tailored to your preferences. Contact us to discuss itinerary adjustments and embark on your Everest Three High Passes adventure with confidence.

Embark on a journey of a lifetime with Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks and discover the unparalleled beauty of the Everest region. We look forward to guiding you to new heights and unforgettable experiences.

Everest Three Passes Trek Reviews

Nikolai С

Nikolai С

Russia

1st Oct, 2017

Excellent service

Three Passes Trek, Nepal Start and finish at Lukla,12 days trekking  Everest Three Passes Trek (Khumbu Valley) counterclockwise. Priceless information and support from Binod at the preparation and planning stage.


Nikolay Sagaidakovsky

Nikolay Sagaidakovsky

Russia

25th Aug, 2022

Excellent Service

Start and finish at Phaplu, 19 days trekking Everest Three Passes Trek (Khumbu Valley) counterclockwise. Priceless information and support from Binod and Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks at the preparation and planning stage.


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