Everest Three Pass Trek
Everest three pass trek is the beautiful route to the highest peak of the world which has stood out as a challenging task for centuries both for trekking ametuers and professionals. It is the only trekking route that has challenged as well as attracted many for years. It’s easy to understand how this trek attracts thousands of trekkers each year with it’s meandering trails and spectacular scenery, passing through traditional Sherpa villages where inhabitants live harmoniously with the natural world untouched by modern society. The trek to everest region is known as one of the most challenging yet most rewarding and fulfilling treks ever. Visitors have even called it as Trekkers paradise.
From boarding the plane bound to Tenzing/Hillary airport in Lukla and until you reach Everest Base Camp, you will witness unique, breathtaking views and enjoy extraordinary experiences which cannot be compared to any other trekking route in the world. Satisfaction is guaranteed on this infamous trek for adventurers and thrill-seekers, this trek is definitely for you! For almost half a century, trekkers have flocked to this Himalayan region to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience. From the raging river of the Dudh Koshi Valley to Namche Bazaar, the hillside town and gateway to the high Himalaya, and from the Tyangboche monastery to the Khumbu Glacier, this trek never fails to please.The welcoming hospitality of the Sherpa people will warm your heart as you discover the age-old traditions of this rich culture. Breathtaking views of Ama Dablam and Taweche are just a snippet of what’s on offer throughout this trek, and you won’t find views like them anywhere else in the world! Whilst on this trek, not only do you accomplish reaching Everest Base Camp, you will also get the chance to scale to the summit of Kala Patthar which stands at 5,545 m (18,192 ft) giving incomparable, panoramic views of Mount Everest itself.
About Everest Three Pass Trek
Trip Cost : USD 1750
Duration : 20 days
Destination : Nepal
Trip Highlights: Trek through Sherpa land to base of Mount Everest - Everest Basecamp , cross three passes in everest region - Renjo-La Pass, Cho-La pass and Kongma-La pass, largest glacier- Ngozumba glacier, five lakes in Gokyo valley, Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche Monastery, Thame Monastery, view from Kalapattar and Tour of Kathmandu and Patan
Difficulty level: Strenuous
Best Months: March to May & September to December
Day 01: Welome to Kathmandu (1,300m)
Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon on your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening we'll meet and brief you about your trip. Stay Overnight At Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing
After breakfast the day will start with our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Bouddhanath stupa and visit Swyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess). Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip. Over night at Kathmandu hotel
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m) & trek to Phakding (2,652m),
Walking time: 3.5 hrs
Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to the tiny airstrip at Lukla for about 40 minutes scenic flight; you will have time to stroll around, while the guide sort and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters. After we start our walking from Lukla passing through several Sherpa villages and few suspension bridges and reach Phakding, a dense settlement of Sherpa peoples for overnight. As this is your first day of the trek at Everest, we hike only for 3 to 4 hours and take time for adopting walking. Evening relax or explore remaining time strolling around this Sherpa village. Over night at Phakding
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m),
Walking time: 6-7 hrs
After breakfast we will continue up the bank of the Dudh Kosi, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. When enter the National park boundary we descend, a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi river to Jorsalle village, the last village till Namche Bazaar. After walking for sometimes in riverside, we will reach high suspension bridge and walk ascent to a top of big hill Namche for few hours which is our stop for this day. Namche is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu Region. Over night at Namche
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
We do required a acclimatization day at this altitude to adopt high altitude before heading up to high elevation so today will be our first acclimatization day in this trek. You will have full day leisure or visit Everest View Point hotel for wonderful panoramic view or take a short hike to Thame village or stroll around the market as per your wish. If this is a Saturday; one can see the lively & colorful market of Namche as Saturday used to be a typical days for peoples for shopping, exchanging and sailing their goods. Also you can visit Sherpa Museum as well a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and stroll back to hotel for overnight.
Day 06: Thame (3800m)
Walking time: 4 hrs
After Namche, we separate from the classical route of Everest Base Camp and walk into the left corner onward Thame Village. It is the oldest village of Sherpa’s, used to be a trade route to Tibet/China. About 150m above the town there is the Thame Gompa, a picturesque monastery set amongst the many homes of Lamas and lay people. Overnight at Thame
Day 07: Marlung (4137m)
Walking time: 5 hrs
From Thame the trail heads north to Thame Teng and on through several small villages such as Chanakpa, Taranga, crossing through the yak field to reach Marlung village where we will overnight at Mt. tea house.
Day 08: Lungdeng (4600m)
Walking time: 4 hrs
We walk approx of 4 to 5 hours at deserted hill side to reach Lungdeng where we will overnight at basic Mt. Tea house or at our tented camp if the tea house is not available. This has a great view of Ngazumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of the world.
Day 09: Renjo- La Pass (5,465m) then to Gokyo Lake (4800m)
This day is a big day! Crossing the Renjo La will be one of the more difficult days of the trip due to the altitude and its nature of walking. Typically the weather is clear at spring from March to May and from Sep to Nov thus the prospects for favorable conditions are excellent. Upon on reaching to the top of Renjola, the views are just outstanding. Walking onward to Gokyo involves a glacier walk for sometimes where carefully waking required, and then the entire walking to Gokyo is via easy walking down. Overnight at Gokyo.
Day 10: Acclimatization at Gokyo
After the Renjo-la, you would love to have this relax day at Gokyo. You may just rest at Gokyo or have chance to explore up to the fifth lake passing another forth lake and enjoy the view. This is great place and an opportunity to view full part of Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu. You can see the Northern part of Cho-Oyu base camp and biggest glacier of the world Ngazumpa glacier; and stroll back to hotel for overnight.
Day 11: Gokyo RI (5,330m) then to Thaknak (4,750m)
Walking time: 7 hrs
walk Early in this morning we hike up to Gokyo Ri for the breathtaking view of splash a sunrise top of the mountain including Mt. Everest view and many more Himalayan scenery. This will be unforgettable life time memories and enjoy around the top. We have a great memories and stroll back an hour’s to Gokyo for breakfast. We trek down to Thaknak for the overnight passing through the second lake and walk on the glacier.
Day 12: Cho-la Pass (5,367m) to Dzongla (4,850m)
Walking time: 6 hrs
This day is one of the tuff days to cross the Cho-la because of thee high pass. The pass is not difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. After crossing the Cho-la we reach at Dzongla for overnight. Enjoy the fantastic view around the high above.
Day 13: Gorakshep (5,160m)
Walking time: 6 hrs
We continue our trek along the moraine of the glacier, with views of Kalapathar and Pumori. You have good chances for the best view of Mt. Nuptse a front of you walking along the Gorekshep. The trail up to the Gorakshep is rocky and windy but it offers the good view of Pumori and there are beautiful views of the Everest Base camp and glacier with scenic Mountain View. We enjoy the night at Gorakshep the higher elevation.
Day 14: Everest Base Camp (5,357m) and return to Lobuche
Walking time: 6 hrs
After the breakfast at Gorekshep we ready for our adventure to the targeted destination and we continue our trek towards the Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Ice-fall. The walk is quite strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air, the walk passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams till you reach the base camp. Everest Base Camp is lively with commotion during the high expedition season. After a grand time here, retrace the journey back to Gorekshep to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.
Day 15: Lobuche - Kongma La (5,535m) then to Dingboche
Walking time: 7 hrs
After breakfast trekking via Khumbu Glacier to Kongma La Base Camp (5,000m/16,404ft) continues ascending to Kongma pass- this ascend is difficult part of our trek today. After gaining the Kongma La, we see cairn wrapped in prayer flags,-marks of the pass. Then we descend a gradual walks up the Imja Khola valley to Chhukung to Dingboche, a small summer settlement. Overnight at Dingboche.
Day 16: Tyangboche (3,867m)
Walkig time: 5 hrs
The walk today will be easy heading downhill to a lower elevation from Dingboche, the walk is pleasant and all the way to Tyangboche. After the bridge our route descends following the stream towards Pangboche village, and further down to Tyangboche. Tyangboche is one of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery, then the large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam.
Day 17: Monjo (2,680m)
Walking time: 5 hrs
After breakfast treks down to Phunkethanga a small settlement with couple of teahouses. From here the trail leads downhill through the forested path with great memories and after crossing the local wooden bridge over the Dudh Koshi river trek onwards to steep climb to Sanasa to Namche bazzar and trek further down to Monjo for overnight stay.
Day 18: Lukla (2,800m)
Walking time: 6 hrs
After breakfast we trek back with enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village. And finally today the trail leads you back to Lukla. After your arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek.
Day 19 Fly back to Kathmandu
After an early morning flight to Kathmandu our guide transfer you to your hotel. You may have time to relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel with ending your Himalayan trip with us
Day 20: Departure
This morning, after breakfast, you will be free or this is a last minute for you shopping gifts to your friends and family. On time, we transfer to Kathmandu international airport for your final departure to your onward destination.
Our Package Includes:
- Pickups and drops from airport/hotel
- Accommodation in 3 star or 3 star equivalent hotels in Kathmandu.
- Accommodation at basic tea house during trekking.
- All 3 meals per day during the trek (BLD)
- An experienced English speaking trekking guide
- Salary, accommodation, insurance and meals for guide and porter
- Rescue and Travel arrangements
- Domestic flights ticket
- All necessary paper works and permits, all government and local taxes
- Medical kit
- Trekking gear (down jacket and sleeping bag)
- Complimentary trekking map per group
Our Package Excludes:
- Tips to the guide, porters and drivers.
- International air tickets
- Visa fees
- Medical evacuation when in emergency
- Travel insurance
- Extra drinks and liquors
- Any other expense not listed above
List of Equipment (Mandatory)
- Waterproof walking boots with suitable ankle support .
- Loose, casual waterproof trousers for trekking.
- Thermal coats
- Warm socks
- Long sleeved shirts.
- Thermal shirt for colder areas.
- Warm shirt, possibly fleece for colder areas.
- Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper.
- Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes.
- Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)
- Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava.
- Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking.
- Warm gloves
- Strong rucksack to be carried by porters.
- Day sack to be carried personally.
- Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag.
- One liter water bottle.
- Personal first aid kit
- Sleeping bag, 4 season.
- Torch, ideally head torch.
- Camera, spare battery and battery charger
- Toilet items and towel.
- Large handkerchief/bandana for neck