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Three High Passes Trek including Island Peak Climbing - 21 Days

  • Duration 21 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
Highlights
  • Trek to the off-the-beaten trail of the rural and rocky mountains.
  • Many high passes were spotted with chortens, prayer flags, and stupas.
  • Antique Tibetan monasteries, bamboo and rhododendron forests with grand waterfalls
  • A land of magic and Shamanism
  • 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)

Trekking through the world’s highest passes is the dream of adventurers. The heavenly experience of three high passes via Reenjo La Pass hiking (5446m/17520ft), Cho La Pass (5420m/17782ft), Kongma La Pass (5535m/18,159ft) & Island Peak (6,189 m) is unparalleled in mountain vista and snow-faced mountain scenery. These high passes trekking with Island Peak 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 with the Island Peak Climbing 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 on 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 offers Everest Three High Passes Trekking with Island peak climbing with the best prices and services. The Everest Three High Passes Trekking with Island Peak Climbing package is a best best-selling trekking trip in Nepal. Green Valley Nepal Treks designed Everest Three High Passes Trekking with Island Peak Climbing itinerary for tea house and tent accommodation arrangement. We have a team of expert professional Sherpa Trekking Guides and Porters to guide you throughout the trip and handle everything while understanding your overall needs and interests during your trip.

Island Peak, located in the middle of Chhukung Valley, is a beautiful mountain rising above the Lhotse Glacier. The peak takes good effort to scale as it is glaciated in the west face, yet is equally rewarding with magnificent views from the top. Outstanding views of Everest, Makalu, Lhotse et cetera make climbing enthusiastically.

Three High Passes Trek with Island Peak Climbing Cost for 2024 and 2025

Green Valley Nepal Treks offers a Three High Passes Trek with Island Peak Climbing at a cost based on the number of people booking together for 2024 and 2025.

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Our Airport Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. You can either take a rest or meet us at our office and know the detailed arrangement of the Trek.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

After breakfast, you will be introduced to the trek leader/guide at the hotel. This pre-trip meeting is for briefings on the trek and other necessary details. Please bring along your passport and three passport-sized photos and a copy of your travel insurance policy. You can use your free time to rest or explore around for some last-minute shopping.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Early morning flight to Lukla, a 40-minute scenic flight. We will provide you with breakfast in Lukla. While you are eating breakfast our guide will divide the baggage to be carried by the porters. From Lukla, we will pass through Sherpa villages before reaching Phakding. This is the first day of your trek; we will hike for only 3 to 4 hours. After you arrive in Phakding you could explore Phakding village. Overnight at Phakding.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • 6.2 kilometers

After breakfast in Phakding, we will continue our Three Pass trek crossing five suspension bridges over the Dudh Kosi river. We will register your permit number and group details at the National Park office in Monjo, the entrance gate for Sagarmatha National Park. After crossing the Hilary suspension bridge we will ascend the trail to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the center of the Khumbu region where many small shops can be found. Overnight at Namche.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • 7.4 kilometers

Green Valley Nepal Treks suggests one day for acclimatization to adjust for high altitude. You will have a full day at your leisure to explore the shops in Namche Bazaar or hike to the Everest View Hotel for your first view of Mt. Everest and a panorama of major peaks in the region. If this is a Saturday, you can visit the colorful market of Namche where people shop, exchange, and sell their goods. Also, you can visit the Sherpa Museum, where you will learn about the Sherpa culture and the history of mountaineering on Mt. Everest. Back to the hotel for overnight.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

At Namche Bazaar we separate from the traditional Everest Base Camp route and walk 3-4 hours to Thame village. Situated along the route which historically led to the Tibetan border, Thame is the oldest village of the Sherpa people. About 150m above the town is the Thame Gompa, a charming Buddhist monastery. 

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • 6.8 kilometers

From Thame the trail heads north to Thame Teng and on through several small villages such as Chanakpa, and Taranga, crossing through yak fields to reach Marulung village where we will spend the night at a mountain teahouse.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • 5.8 kilometers

Trek through the isolated hillsides to reach Lungdeng where we will overnight at a basic mountain teahouse.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • 2.4 kilometers

Crossing Renjo La is a difficult day due to the altitude. Normally the weather is clear from March to May and from September to November when the prospects for favorable conditions are excellent. Enjoy outstanding views from the top of Renjo La including breathtaking views of the world’s highest peaks, Mt. Everest 8848m, Makalu 8463m, Lhotse 8516m, and Cho Oyo 8201m. Careful walking is required as the trail sharply descends to Gokyo.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • 9 kilometers

Early morning hike up to Gokyo Ri for a spectacular view of the sunrise. Here you will be rewarded with outstanding views of Mt. Everest and the surrounding Himalayan scenery. Back to Gokyo for breakfast. Then trek to Dragnag passing by the second lake and an unforgettable walk across the Ngozumba Glacier.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • 4.43 kilometers

Another long day of trekking to cross the Cho La passes. Many trekkers cross Cho La; the pass is not difficult, but it is steep and involves a glacier crossing on the eastern side. After completing the pass, we descend to Dzongla with outstanding views of Cholatse Peak (6,335m). Overnight in Dzongla.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • 9.4 kilometers

We continue our trek along the moraine of the Khumbu glacier with views of Kalapathar and Pumori. The rocky trail to Gorak Shep offers views of Pumori, Everest Base Camp, and glaciers with beautiful mountain views. We enjoy the night at Gorak Shep.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • 10.8 kilometers

After breakfast at Gorak Shep, we will continue our trek towards the Everest Base Camp with views of the famous Khumbu Icefall. The hike is fairly strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air. The walk passes over rocky dunes and streams until you reach Base Camp where outstanding photo opportunities are plentiful. Return to Gorak Shep, then continue trekking to Lobuche. 

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • 15 kilometers

After breakfast in Lobuche, we begin the trek by crossing the Khumbu Glacier (2 hours) and then climb the canyon to ascend to Kongma La (5,535m). The glacier crosses and ascent up Kongma La is a difficult trek, but well worth the views of the surrounding peaks once reaching the summit. Descend into the Imja Khola valley hiking from Chhukung to Dingboche with views of Ama Dablam (6,856 m).

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • 10.5 kilometers

From Chhukung, the path leads steeply, climbing south and then turning east line of the valley. Then the trail twists below the southern flank of the moraine from the Lhotse glacier. We continue short yet pleasant walking along the riverside which leads to a Big-rock. On the south of this rock, the Amphu Lapcha route lies. The crisscross route through Imja and Lhotse glaciers leads to a wide valley. It flanks the southwest side of the Island peak. We stay overnight at Island peak base camp. We set up a tent at base camp and you will be served meals there.

  • Tent
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • 5 kilometers

We have to climb the rock culvert early in the morning. Although it is not difficult, there are many short rock steps to be crossed before you come across the right side of the culvert. Then the trail leads to the ridgeline and it ultimately leads to traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. You will need to rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses but it leads without difficulty, to a 100m(330ft) snow and ice slope (40-45°) on which the guides will fix a rope. From the top of this slope, 3 rope lengths along a sharp summit ridge lead to the top. After enjoying the summit views you will descend all the way to Chhukung. We stay overnight at a guest house in Chhukung. You will be provided three meals a day there.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 9 to 11 hours
  • 13 kilometers

Easy walk downhill to a lower elevation. After the bridge, our route follows the stream towards Pangboche village and further down the valley to Tengboche where the famous Tengboche Monastery is located. Overnight stay at a teahouse situated beneath the tall, magnificent peak, Ama Dablam.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • 13 kilometers

After breakfast, we trek downhill to Phunkethanga a small settlement with a couple of teahouses. From here the trail leads through the rhododendron forest, and after crossing the local wooden bridge over the Dudh Koshi river, we climb to Sanasa. From Sanasa we descend to Namche Bazaar, then trek further down the valley to Monjo for an overnight stay.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • 9 kilometers

After breakfast in Monjo, we trek back to Lukla enjoying the pleasant green scenery and passing through picturesque Sherpa villages. Finally, the trail leads you back to Lukla. After arriving in Lukla you will have time to celebrate the completion of your trek

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • 9.5 kilometers

After an early morning flight to Kathmandu, our guide will transfer you to your hotel. You will have time to relax after the long journey, catch your breath, and rest at your hotel before completing your Himalayan adventure with us.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast

A drop from the hotel to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled time of the flight is arranged in a private tourist vehicle. You can also extend your trip by opting for another program.

  • Breakfast

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

Cost Includes
  • Pick up from Kathmandu International airport
  • 3-night accommodation in Kathmandu on BB base
  • All permits such as National park, TIMS Permit
  • Accommodations while you are trekking
  • 3 times meals each day such as Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the trekking
  • First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking professionals guide 
  • Kathmandu to Lukla & Lukla to Kathmandu flight tickets including airport transportation & domestic airport Tax
  • Island peak climbing permit
  • Climbing guide for Island Peak
  • Kitchen Equipment for climbing: Necessary tents, and mattresses during the Island Peak climbing period.
  • Climbing Rope, Ice screws, Snow bars.
  • Climbing boots 
  • Necessary Staff for climbing
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Equipment Fees for the climbing guide 
  • Climbing peak permit/s & other necessary fees 
  • Garbage deposit 
  • Personal climbing Gear per person such as Crampons, Harness, Ice Axe, Screwgate, Karabiners
  • Airport drop for final departure
Cost Excludes
  • International flight ticket, Nepal Visa fee and your personal insurance
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Porter If needed 
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, shopping, phone call, internet, etc
  • Personal expenses, beverages & tips
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu 
  • Tips for Guide and Porter (it is expected)
Departure Dates
Start:WednesdayApr 17, 2024
End:TuesdayMay 07, 2024
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