Everest Three High Passes Trek

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    from $1297 USD

Duration: 19 Days

Trip Grade: Challenginng

Best Season: Sep-Dec/March-April

Altitude Max: 5545m

Group Size: 1 - 10

Transportation: Private Vehicle and Flight

Accomodation: Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea House during the trekking

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek

Activities: Trekking

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Trip Highlight

Renjo-La pass (5360m), Fourth and fifth lakes, Ngozumpa Glacier, Gokyo Ri (5330m)

Chola-La pass (5420m), Kalapather (5550m,), Everest base camp (5364m,), Kongma- La pass (5535m)

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Trekking through the worlds highest passes is the dream of adventurers. The heavenly experience of three high passes viz Kongma La Pass (5535m/18,159ft), Cho La Pass (5420m/17782ft) and Reenjo La Pass hiking (5446m/17520ft) is an unparalleled experience in mountain vista and snow-faced mountain scenery. These high passes trekking routes offer the best views of mountains above 8000m and many others of lower heights like Ama Dablam, Pumori, Cholatse, Khumbutse, Khalanga, Nuptse and Lhotse mountains.

The three high passes trekking route has an itinerary for those who want to experience the challenges and adventure of the mountain trails. The trail leads through Sherpa villages where unique customs and cultures can be closely observed while passing through the monuments, Buddhist Monastries, Prayer wheels and flags. At Sagarmatha National Park in the trail, which is a habitat of rare flora and fauna, the uniqueness of Himalayan survival can be understood. The spectacular wildlife one can encounter in their wild habitat include musk deer, blue sheep, Himalaya thar, barking deer, blood Pheasant, Tibetan snow cock, crimson horned Pheasant, yak et cetera.

Green Valley Nepal Treks offering Everest Three High Passes Trekking with the best prices and services. The Everest Three High Passes Trekking package is best selling trekking trip in Nepal. Green Valley Nepal Treks designed Everest Three High Passes Trekking itinerary for tea house and lodge accommodation arrangement. We have a team of expert professional Sherpa Trekking Guides and Porters to guide you all ways throughout the trip and handle everything while understanding your overall needs and interests during your trip.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 :Arriving In Kathmandu (1250m)

Day 2 :Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding(2600m)

Day 3 :Phakding-Monju-Namche Bazaar(3441m)

Day 4 :Acclimatization Day

Day 5 :NamcheBazaar- Tyangbuche(3800m)

Day 6 :Tyangbuche-Dingbuche(4410m)

Day 7 :Dingbuche- Chukung

Day 8 :Acclimatization Day

Day 9 :Chhukung-Kongmala pass-Lobuche(4900m)

Day 10 :Lobuche-Gorekhshep(5100m)

Day 11 :Gorekhshep-Kalapathar(5550m)-Zongla(3810m)

Day 12 :Zongla-Chola pass-Thagnak

Day 13 :Thagnak-Gokyo(4700m)

Day 14 :Rest day

Day 15 :Gokyo-Renjola pass- Marlung

Day 16 :Marlung-Thame-Namche Bazaar(441m)

Day 17 :Namche-Phakding-Lukla(2800m)

Day 18 :Fly Back to Kathmandu

Day 19 :Final Departure or onward for next program

Cost Include

  • Airports pick up drop service
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on Standard Hotel with Breakfast
  • All permits such as National park, TIMS Permit
  • All nights lodge accommodations on mountain
  • 3 times meals day such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking
  • Trekking gear duffel bag for your trekking stuffs
  • Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket (refundable)
  • Medical Kit Bag on every trip
  • First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking professionals guide
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Staffs insurance, well paid salary, equipments, foods & Hotel
  • Worst case, arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service, if needed (paid by your Travel insurance).
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate( Very useful to check Altitude sickness symptom)
  • Farewell dinner in famous Nepali restaurant with Nepali culture dance program

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Porter If needed ( One porter between two trekkers is recommended ) 
  • Personal Insurance & personal expenses
  • Tips for Guide and Porter ( it is expected).

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 :Arriving In Kathmandu (1250m)Arrival in Kathmandu. Our airport representative will greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by a private tourist vehicle is arranged. You can either take a rest or meet us at our office to know about the details of the arrangements. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2 :Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding(2600m) Next morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. The 40 minutes flight from Tribhuvan Domestic Airport (Kathmandu) to Tenzing Hilary Airport (Lukla) offers marvelous views of mountain ranges as rays of light fall on them. We start a 3-4 hours trek to Phakding shortly after meeting our crew members in Lukla. Overnight stay in a Lodge.

Day 3 :Phakding-Monju-Namche Bazaar(3441m)We continue along the trail soon after having our breakfast in Phakding. After crossing Dudh Koshi River we register our permit number and group details at National Park office in Monju, the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park. Then we ascend to Namche Bazaar crossing the Hillary Suspension Bridge. Overnight stay in a lodge.

Day 4 :Acclimatization DayThis is the day to rest in the centre of Khumbu region, the Namche Bazaar. It’s also a day to adjust our body to the high altitude. Though we stay in Namche, it is recommended that we stay active and moving. The place is well facilitated with banks, ATMs and Cyber Cafés and you can also visit the Sherpa museum or visit the local community.

Day 5 :NamcheBazaar- Tyangbuche(3800m)We start for Tyangbuche after breakfast in Namche. On our way, beautiful views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt Ama Dablam and Thamserku accompany us while walking the smooth and sometimes zigzag trail.

Day 6 :Tyangbuche-Dingbuche(4410m)The morning view of the mountain panorama is outstanding and you can click the breath taking views of Kangtega range, Thamserku, Amadablam, Taboche, Kwangde, Tengboche, Lhotse and Nuptse. Our day begins along the trail through Imja Khola then to Tengboche where we descend to river bank, through the rhodedondron and birch forests. At Deboche we visit a Buddhist nunnery and cross few chortens to reach Pangboche where we can have a splendid view the wonderful mountains. One can easily notice the thinning vegetation on walking from upper Panboche to the dry and alpine terrain of Shomare. The apical ridge of Mt. Pumori can be viewed from Orsho then finally we reach the cold and windy village of Dingboche where we stay overnight.

Day 7 :Dingbuche- ChukungOn the seventh day we wake up to find ourselves amid stone walled alpine landscape of Dingboche. We continue our trek through Imja Khola valley to glacier moraines in the middle of towering mountains. Our walk continues for next 3-4 hours through the valley viewing Lhotse Mountain and Ama Dablam on our sides until we reach yak Bibre, the herdman’s place. Walking further we can have wonderful view of rocky and icy appearance of Imja Tse peak at the terminal moraine. Half an hour walk from Bibre leads us to Chhukung where we can view the glaciers, and snowy mountains. Overnight in Chhukung.

Day 8 :Acclimatization DayOn this day we chose to take rest at the height of 4750m/15,580ft of Chhukung to suit our body at this height. We could choose to hike to the rocky Chhukung Ri or climb the base camp of Island peak and enjoy the stunning view of Lhotse, Island Peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu and several others including Baruntse. If we do not choose to hike we make sure that we keep ourselves active and not stay idle and sit leisurely.

Day 9 :Chhukung-Kongmala pass-Lobuche(4900m)Getting acclimatized to this height we start to ascend early in the morning. On this day we enter the remote hinterlands of the mountains where we cannot find any teashops further so we carry plenty of water for ourselves. We have option of either taking a climb over the hill northwest of Chhukung over Nuptse glacier; the other option is to walk down the valley of Bibre then to high trail above Niyang Khola. On walking further we can have stunning view of Island peak valley and the jagged ridge of Amphu Lapcha. On ascending along east side of Niyang Khola valley through stony trail we reach wide basin dotted with frozen lakes. We leave Chhukung after 5 hours walk through the trail Kongma La. We reach the top to see the prayer flags fluttering to mark the pass at ridge. Now the descent begins which is difficult and challenging experience of today’s trek. We then climb the moraine on the far side, then turn north through the trail of Khumbu glacier which finally leads to today’s final destination: Lobuche where we stay overnight.

Day 10 :Lobuche-Gorekhshep(5100m) Ahead of Gorakshep the trail leads through the lateral moraine of Khumbu Glacier. Passing through the pyramid sign post we find ourselves we can view the north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse etc. We can view the 360 degree vista of snow covered mountains after ascent to Thangma Riju. On climbing the top of Changri glacier we catch the sight of Kalapatthar, a green knoll beneath Mt. Pumori. When we reach Gorakshep we can view the snow capped mountains al around including the crown of the world, the Everest. We then take trail to Everest base camp through once Gorak Shep Lake and reach Indian army mountaineers’ memorials on continuing. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp we realize the hazardous route of Khumbu icefall. We can’t view the Everest as we stand at the base of peak but the close up scene of Nuptse, Khumbutse are no less enchanting experience which stand tall above the bright colored tents of the mountaineers. This is the ultimate point of our trip. We then walk back to Gorak Shep where we lodge overnight.

Day 11 :Gorekhshep-Kalapathar(5550m)-Zongla(3810m)This is the climax of our trip which starts with the walk to catch dramatic view of shining Everest from Kalapatthar.As we descent to Kalapatthar we can catch breath while snapping the pictures of peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbuttse, Changtse appear to the East, the Everest revealing between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. After several hours we reach Kalapathhar where we sit to quench the ultimate thirst of eyes to see the unparalleled Himalayan panorama. We leave our footsteps take away the memories and snapped pictures for the lifetime experience.

Day 12 :Zongla-Chola pass-ThagnakOn 12th morning we will wake up to see the mesmerizing view of Cholatse. The early part of this one of the toughest trip begins as we transverse through Dzongla across spur forest which then descends to a basin. As we climb the height again we see the picturesque view of Chola lake and Mt Ama Dablam. The steep climb is made worse by boulders which then leads us to the curvy trails of Bergschrund. At the top, we can enjoy the sight of majestic peaks all around standing by the side of fluttering prayer flags. The descent to Thagnak is relatively easier unless the rocks are glazed by iced making the path slippery and hazardous. We stay in Thagnak for the night.

Day 13 :Thagnak-Gokyo(4700m)Early morning the next day we step out of the small village and keep following the trail through Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier in Nepal. As we reach the other side of the glacier, we can catch the sight of second Gokyo lakes, which is one of the six series. On the edge of the third lake which is at short distance from the second; we see Gokyo village. Stay and rest in Gokyo for 1 day and 2 nights.

Day 14 :Rest dayTowards the end of second week of our trek we stay to rest in Gokyo valley. The acclimatization day is an excellent opportunity to climb Gokyo Ri which is one of the best place to catch view of Everest region, the six lakes. The fourth lake is 3 Km north to Gokyo with its high cliffs and peaks rising above it. The trail continues to the fifth turquoise blue shimmering lake which is the biggest. We can even climb the hills at the edge of lake to catch the breathtaking scene of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Makalu. Beyond fifth lake there is Cho Oyu base camp, the breathtaking scenery is worth a watch. It is up to interest, curiosity, time and energy we have left with whether we go as far as sixth lake. We come back to Gokyo.

Day 15 :Gokyo-Renjola pass- MarlungToday we start to walk to Renjola pass early in the morning. We leave the main trail of Gokyo valley to take Renjola trail by Dudh Pokhari. After 3 hours walk the vista of the Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche can be enjoyed. The trail continues down the stairs to reach Angladumba Tsho. On further walking we see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake then we walk through these narrow valley teemed with giant boulders to Lumde. After an hour walk we reach Marlung, the place where we stay tonight.

Day 16 :Marlung-Thame-Namche Bazaar(441m)The next day we follow the traditional route that had been followed for centuries by the tibetean traders which is a descent from Marlung to Thame. Crossing Bhote Koshi, descending to Taranga we reach Langmuche Khola. We can view astonishing view of the mountains such as Thamserku, Katenga, Kusum Kangguru etc from the lodges besides seeing the famous Buddhist shrine (Gompa) at Thame. We cross the bridge reach Samde, the place which offers breathtaking beauty of mountain views. Down the steep path we reach Thamo village where there is a monastery called Khari Goma which is the nunnery. We reach the world’s highest power station built on Austrailian Aid, after which we reach a small village called Phurte where there is Laudo Monastry. Finally we reach to Namche through some gompas, prayer flags, chortens and Mani stones. Overnight in Namche.

Day 17 :Namche-Phakding-Lukla(2800m)This is the final day of the three day high pass trek. On this day we start from Namche and reach Lukla but the challenges are huge walking down the steep with shaky legs until we reach the airport area. Crossing the bridge over Dudhkoshi

Day 18 :Fly Back to KathmanduAn early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. The taking off is a dramatic scene just as the landing. The rest of the day can be used for sightseeing or relaxation and celebration.

Day 19 :Final Departure or onward for next program Departure from Kathmandu. A drop from the hotel to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled time of flight is arranged in a private tourist vehicle. You can also extend your trip by opting for another program.

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Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla
Mountain weather is changeable so Green Valley Nepal Treks advise you to keep 2 extra days at the end of the trip. Sometimes, flight to and from Lukla might be called due to mountain weather condition.
If the flights cancel for 2 or more days, we will charter a helicopter to ensure you are on scheduled flight to your home or other destination. The cost of this extra service is payable directly to our office in Kathmandu on your arrival; if you have to use credit cards we accept only Visa Cards and Master Cards then we will give you receipt of the payment from which you could claim from your insurance. The minimum cost will be US$500 to maximum US$3500 depending on the number of people.

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