Everest Three High Pass Trek

The most desired, adventurous, classical and popular trek is the Everest three high pass trek to explore alpine lifestyles, culture, natural beauties and to take trekkers to Everest Base Camp by passing three high passes; Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,159ft), Cho La Pass (5420m/17,782ft) and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft). This trek provides chance to explore optimal beauty of Khumbu Region including, sociopolitical, cultural and ecological aspects. The unspoiled indigenous Sherpa of far-flung villages, Buddhist culture and rustic life along with enchanting view of world tallest mountain peak Mt. Everest and other eight thousands peaks make this trek unique.

In Everest Three High Pass Trek setting your foot on Gokyo Lakes and climb to Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri, jaw dropping view of glacier and ice sculpture, encounter with far-off village of Nagpla La valley, Sherpa Settlement of Marlung and monasteries of higher altitudes.

The 20 days Everest Three High Pass Trek package begins with sightseeing of UNECSO listed world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley followed by short flight to Lukla airport next day. From Lukla we enter trek to famous town Namche Bazaar, then we enter into Sgarmatha National park, and finally to Khumbu region.

“Have Wonderful Everest Three High Pass Trek “

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal 1310 M

Our representative welcomes you in Kathmandu airport and helps you check in Hotel heart of Kathmandu. Today we will have rest in the hotel to recover jet log, and to freshen.Accommodation: 3 Star Standard Hotel Meal: No

Day 02: Full day Kathmandu City Tour

Kathmandu city is ranked as 19th best tourist destination by TripAdvisor, also known as city of Temple and, it houses seven UNESCO listed heritages, diverse culture that exhibits varieties of ancient as well as modern culture. Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar (royal palace) Squares, Boudhhnath, Pashupatinath, Syambhunath (Monkey Temple), Golden Temple, Chagunayaran and other temples and Stupa are major attraction of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath situated in bank of Baghmati river is a holy pilgrimage of Hindus a and Syambhunath is jam-packed with Buddhists pilgrimages and the people as this hill top provides beautiful view of Kathmandu valley . Boudhhanath falls under one of the largest Stupa of world. Ancient architectures f these sites is very beautifully decorated.Accommodation: 3 Star Standard Hotel Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Trek to Phadking(2700m)

A forty minutes short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport offers the beautiful scenery of mountain picks that is foretaste of what you will see while trekking as it flies over the snow covered peaks and green valleys. Our crew member will welcome you in Lukla Airport, make better preparation and the trek start from there. We walk on the route that goes downhill to Cheplung village, a perfect place to enjoy majestic view of a sacred peak Mt.Khumbila and gradually we walk to Phakdin for overnight stay.Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Phakdin to Namche Bazaar (3420m)

Walking upward with soothing sound of pine forest, alongside Dudh Koshi River, the trail geos up to beautiful Benker Valley, which is famous for Chumoa agriculture farm. After Chumoa we ascend to Monjo village, a gateway to Sagarmatha National Park (1,148sq km, established in 1976).Taking way up via banks of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers we reach to Jorsale village. Uphill trek along a steep slope route with view of Mt. Everest and range of Nuptse reaches to entrance of Namche Bazaar, a scenic town in higher altitude for an overnight stay.Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3,420m)

In Namche bazaar we can enjoy city life to some extend as it houses ATM booths, furnished hotels, restaurants and tea/coffee houses and, we can indulge maples of tourist activities to seize the moment. Hiking to Everest View hotel is mostly chosen option where we can enjoy cool and cloudless sunrise over the mountain peaks like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Konde and few others. If it interests you, you can trek to Khumjung Village to observe the monastery that has ostensible Yeti scalp and the school built by Sir Edmund Hillary's Himalayan Trust. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,850m)

Departing from Namche the trial goes to Phunki then walking uphill and downhill for two hours to Tengboche village, which is well known for historic Tengboche monastery, one of the ancient monasteries in Everest region. Tengboche monastery, situated in Sagarmatha National Park is a holy place for the Sherpa people who follow Buddhism, and vintage point for panoramic sight of Himalayas, like Mt.Everest Nuptse, Lhotse Thamskru and Ama Dablam. If we reach before 3.00 pm, we will enjoy the peaceful mantras of monk and spot Buddhist ceremonies. Overnight in Tengboche.Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Tengboche Dingboche(4,350m)

This is the day, when you stride through forest with rhododendron flower of various colors, Himalayan shrub and herbs along with twittering sound of birds of several spices. Captivating view of Mt. Everest and neighboring Himalayas boost your energy up. A short descent walk leads us to Debuche and then, we walk uphill over beautifully sculpted stones towards Imja River. After crossing Imja River, we hike to Pangboche where, we can visit Pangboche monastery. Taking down road via green terrains flecked with grazing animals, we reach to Orsho. From Orsho the trails bisects to Dingboche or Pheriche. Walking across Imja valley and Lobuche River we reach to Dingboche. But if we walk up the hill above Pheriche - there is a spot at about 5,100m that has stunning views of the valleys and Ama Dablam and this place offers more accommodation and health post. Overnight in Pheriche.Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: Acclimation in Dingboche

Biodiversity of Dingboche is little barren and more greyish than other places that we walked over. A day break in Dingboche is consists of alluring view of Lothse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Cholaste and Taboche. Amazing Sunrise from teahouses, visit to Buddhist Stupa and assimilation with local people are the main leisure activities in Dingboche. Overnight in Dingboche.Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09: Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m/15,580 ft), climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m): 14km, 6 – 7 hours

Today after breakfast we walk upnhill from the valley until we reach to Chhukung. The trails goes along with stone walls of Imja Khola valley passing the farming terrace behind until we reach to Birbe. Birbe is the place where summer huts are built to keep sheep and during grazing seasons. After Birbe we ascend towards Chhukung through rocky road with spectacular view of Ama Dablam and the Amphu Labsa mountains. It takes another about two hours to climb Chuukung Ri. From Chhukung Ri you will have stunning views of Mt. Nuptse (7896m), Mt.Lhotse (8511m), Baruntse peak (6800m),Ama Dablam peak(6856m),Thamserku peak (6608m), Konde Ri or peak(6187m), Tawoche peak(6542m), Cholotse peak (6441m) and other peaks. Then we will descend back to Chhukung for overnight stay. Overnight in ChHukung.Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft), trek to Lobuche (4940m/16,210ft): 10km, 6 - 7 hours

Today we climb up to highest elevation of entire trek that is Kongma La pass (5535m) from sea level. There are two routes to reach to Kongma La Pass; one from Chhukung to Nuptse Glacier and another is via Birbe to Niyang Khola way. The trail crests several high points and curve the various corners until we reach to Kongma La Pass. After four hours finally we reach to pass that looks huge vertical distance above. There is small half frozen lake and the top of the pass is flapping with praying flags. After Kogma La pass we head towards Lobuche by passing Khumbu Gla Note:Trekking through Kongma La is optional. If we do not want to tackle the strenuous Kongma La pass today and want to go directly to Lobuche from Chhukung, we can do that too.cier on the way. Overnight in Lobuche.Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours

Lobuche to Gorak Shep is very short upward trek that offers grandiose view of Mt. Pumori. We walk in glacier route for a while and in afternoon we reach to Gorak Shep. Gorakshep is trailhead for Kalapather and Everest Base Camp. A short trek through ice field road we reach to Everest Base Camp. The place is surrounded by mountain peaks like Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori. When we reach the spot we will see the mob of trekkers, colorful tents and a kind of overwhelming scenario. Beautiful blue glacial, and unbelievable melting arrays, and ice sculptures and Khumbu glacier, an enclosed ice valley between Everest and Lothse are the major attraction of Everest Base Camp. Immersing in fascinating scenery of EBC we return back to Gorak Shep for overnight stay.Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 8 - 9 hours

Today we eat breakfast early in the morning and hike up to Kala Patthar. The trail is steep with a lot of rough rocks and the weather is cold with fairly strong wind blow. The spectacular view of Changtse, Khumbuste, and Lingtren snow peaks gives us urges and we become more excited by close up look of Mt.Everest. View from top of Kala Patthar is panoramic and we get sublime pleasure to have the world tallest mountain enfacing us. The stunning view of northern edge and top of Lhotse, Nuptse and Changtse is also panoramic. In Kala Patthar we can observe The Mount Everest Webcam installed in altitude of 5675m. With the heart full of happiness and fresh memory of world tallest mountain and of course best moments captured in camera, we descend back to Gorak Shep and trek to Lobuche for overnight stay. Overnight in Lobuche.Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft): 6km, 3 - 4 hours

Today we will head south from Lobuche alongside the edge of Khumbu Glacier until we reach to the top of Thokla Pass.There are two routes ; we take right side which track the edge around south side of Awi peak with its close up view. The well-defined trail curves west from where we enjoy the view of of Arakam Tse (21,073 ft / 6,423 m), Cholatse (20,784 ft / 6,335 m), and Taboche (20,889 ft / 6,367m and , Chola Tsho lake. The trail does a lot more up and down ends up descending quite a bit before we reach up to Dzongla. Overnight in Dzongla.Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft): 6km, 7 - 8 hours.

Today after breakfast we take the northwest route. After crossing a small stream, the trail climbs steeply up a boulder-filled chute toward the glacier below Cho La. Climbing to Cho La pass requires tricks and skills as the trails goes round with cleft. When we reach to the Pass we see ice in west side and the steep moraine. The pass is stony and cold but it offers incredible view of mountain peaks. Leaving Cho La pass behind we move towards Gokyo via the eastern side of the Ngozumba Glacier, the longest glacier of Nepal, just south of Gokyo (on the western side). On the way we enjoy the view of second and third lakes of series of 6 Gokyo Lakes. Overnight in Gokyo.Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 - 4 hours

After breakfast we start trekking to Gokyo Lake by crossing the glacier stream nearby Gokyo Village. Two hour uphill rock-strewn road takes us to a top where praying flags are garlanded. From this summit we enjoy the panoramic circular view of Gokyo Lakes, the Ngozumba Glacier, and mountain peaks. The incredible view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Cholatse, Tarboche, Thamserku, Gyachen Kang give us pleasure and make us forget our exhaustion. To the west side is the Renj La Pass, the entrance of Thamle Valley. After returning back to Gokyo, we can visit Sherpa art gallery shops, world's highest book store and to enjoy delicious food in local lodges and eateries. Another 10 minutes down from Gokyo take us to third lake to enjoy views of surrounding mountains, and Cho Oyu in the distance. Short climb to hilltop called Scoundrel's Viewpoint nearby Gokyo is easier option to scan the view of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu. Overnight in Gokyo.Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft): 11km, 7 - 8 hours

Comparatively today we walk longer and difficult way towards end of the day. We walk gradual uphill alongside od Dudh Pokhari for two hours until we reach to Renjola Pass. The views from here are similar with Gokyo Ri but it is rewarded with views of Makalu, Tengi Ragi Tau, the Rolwaling Range, and Gyachung Kang. After Renjo La Pass we descend down via stone staircase and catch wobbly road with debris where we have to walk carefully until we reach to Angladumba Tsho Lake. Now there is possibility of ice on the road, again we have to pay attention while walking. Then our trail enters into valley called Lumde with giant boulders with view of Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake. After Lumde we will walk for an hour to reach Marlung. Overnight in Marlung.Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 17: Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 15km, 5 - 6 hours

After breakfast we will go downhill to Thame via ancient trade route used by Tibetan people alongside of Dudhakosi River.we will pass through a beautiful pine and rhododendron forest, typical Sherpa house and small villages today. Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, the trail ascends steeply to Sanasa where local Sherpa people sell the Tibetan goods. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 19km, 6 - 7 hours

Today is the last day trekking in Himalaya. Along with the natural beauty, the social part of people is worth to observe today. The trail is crowed with tourists, trekkers from various parts of world. The traffic of porter, who make our trek possible, the yaks carrying heavy loads of stuffs and the local people are the open books to get an insight of social life of local people. Today we will walk besides Dudh Koshi River, crossing several suspension bridges and bidding farewell to various settlements. As it is the last day of your trek please make best of the way and feel free to enjoy the moment that you missed while moving uphill. Overnight in Lukla.Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight

We leave Himalaya region by catching first flight to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we can have better rest in hotel or plan the sightseeing for other places in Katmandu valley. Doing souvenir shopping in tourist hub area is best option. We can arrange according to your plan. In the evening we will have farewell dinner in traditional restaurant with cultural shows, cherishing the moment of successful accomplishment of your journey. Overnight in KathmanduAccommodation: Guest house/Lodge Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 20: Final Departure

Today we wrap up our astonishing lifetime experience of Everest region trek including Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, Gokyo Lakes and other three thrilling Passes of Khumbu Region. Our representative will help you pick up from hotel and transfer to airport for final departure.

Cost Includes

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Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Welcome and farewell dinners
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
Himalayan Glacier’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

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Nepalese visa fee
Excess baggage charge(s)
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
International flights
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)



Trip Facts

  • Duration:20 Days
  • Grade:Hard
  • Rating:Best
  • Region:Everest Region Trek
  • Trip:Everest Region Trek Trekking in Nepal
  • Activity:Everest Region Trek, Three high pass trekking
  • Max.Altitude:5545 M ft.

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