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Everest High Pass Trek    

20 Days    kathmandu   USD $1895    Kathmandu  
Accomodation : 3 star hotel in cities & tea house / Lodge on trek
Duration : 20  Days
Grading : Moderate Difficult
Max Altitude : 5,535
Activity : Hiking and Camping
Starts at : kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu
Trip Route : Ktm-Lukla 25 min flight and trek to Phakding
Best Season : Sep-Dec/March-April

Overview

Everest Three Pass Trek is one Of the high altitude adventurous and Challenging trekking trails in Khumbu district. The adventurous high pass trek offers a thrilling journey of a lifetime on the foothills of the Greatest mountain of Nepal. During your Everest High Pass Trek, you will venture through the major passes: Renjo La Pass (5340m), Chola La Pass (5240m) and KongMa La Pass (5210m), in between this you will encounter the remote settlements of Sherpa Culture and their sophisticated hospitality.
 
Everest Three Pass Trek is the off the beaten adventurous trek to the classic trail, which encompasses the world-famous Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, Gokyo Ri, and three High passes. The Everest Three pass trek begins with an exciting scenic flight to the cliff airstrip at Lukla and then your journey starts by following the legendary route to the Sagarmatha National Park passing through the massive Dudh Koshi River, and diverse topography. We will gradually follow the classic route via Phakding, Namche and towards Gokyo valley (5375m, Chola Pass, Kala Patthar, and Everest Base Camp. In between this Adventurous trek, you will explore the Sherpa district alongside you will get a chance to experience the Sherpa Culture, high altitude settlements, Stylish market town (Namche Bazaar) of Khumbu valley before ascending to the three highest passes.

You will enjoy this adventurous trek and it will be the best memories for by exploring Thame village the BirthPlace of Legendary Everest Summiter Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, Everest Base Camp, world largest Khumbu Glacier, Centuries-old Monasteries, Buddhists culture, Remote Himalayas, Beautiful Vistas of highest Mountains, highest passes and many more. After the successful ascent to the three high passes, you will retrace the route back via the Namche, Lukla, Chukhung, and Tengboche.

This adventurous trek can be done by Novice trekkers also, it doesn’t need any previous trekking experience if you’re an adventure seeker and wants to trek through the less crowded trail in the Everest Region then it would be the best destination for you. Before starting this adventurous journey first prepare your mind and then maintain your basic fitness level by doing some cardio, yoga and a small hike to develop your stamina.
This trek can be done in the spring and autumn season, Summer/monsoon and winter is not the perfect time to do this trek. Join Sabbatical Explore Nepal to explore the adventurous journey in Nepal. 

Best Time to do Everest Three Pass Trek

The best time to do the Everest Three Pass trek or any trekking routes in Nepal like Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp, Manaslu, is March to May the pre-monsoon season and late September to November the post-monsoon season. There is less chance of rainfalls and the colorful nature in this season is in full swing at this time.
The month of late November to February is the winter season in Nepal, this time the temperature will drop to freezing which means extreme cold at high altitude and impossible to cross the high passes.

The month of late June to early September is Summer and Monsoon season in Nepal, this time the potential flight delays out of Lukla due to the frequent rainfall. Trekking along the high humid and wet trail is not a good idea though.
During this offseason, the trail will be isolated and it will be impossible to pass the trek due to frequent rainfalls, high humid of monsoon and extreme cold of winter, if you really want to venture and want to dare with the challenging passes wisely prepare yourself with an extra layer of rain covers in Monsoon and for winter uplift some extra pairs of warm clothes and some climbing equipment.
The best of the best time to explore a glimpse of the Everest base camp trek is Spring and Autumn season.

Difficulty of Everest Three Pass Trek

Everest three pass trek is considered as the challenging and difficult trek in Nepal which means it is not as easy as Everest base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek. The entire trek is spread out into 16 days of trekking, a distance of 165 km long from Lukla via Gokyo valley to Lukla. Per day the average walk will be 4-9 hours.
The trail is well managed and it doesn’t require any technical mountaineering skills. But it demands the inner Patience and well setup mind to complete it successfully.

The elevation is the next factor to consider as this route will probably lead you higher than you have been before (highest altitude is 5545m) and it is unpredictable how your physical will react until you try the Everest Three PassTrek. Last year the 7-year-old kid made the world Guinness record by being the youngest trekker to the Everest Base Camp.
To do this adventurous and strenuous trek you don’t need to be super fit or already experienced just maintain a certain level of Physical Fitness as well as prepare your mind before doing this high altitude trek in Nepal. To develop stamina we recommend you do cardio, squats, hiking and running for months.

Accommodation and Meal during Everest Three Pass Trek

The Everest Region trail is marked with a local Teahouse and Lodge, where every trekker spends the night. There are varieties of Lodges like Budget to Luxury, we would like to recommend you to experience both luxury and local lodge/ teahouse during this adventurous journey because it is once in a lifetime journey, so why not to make it a Best memory. The normal Teahouse offers a room with 2 single beds and blankets, it’s better if you have your sleeping bag to keep you extra warm.

The food during the trek is very good but most of the time you will have carbs in your lunch and dinner (Dal Bhat TarCurry- Lentil Rice Curry) which is also very good during the strenuous trek. In every tea house, they have an extensive menu of Food and you can order as per your choice. The most amazing thing is don’t forget to try the bakery items of the Everest region.

 Everest Three Pass Trek Packing Lists

The following are some of the essential types of equipment you might want to uplift if you want to turn Everest Three Pass Trek more of an easy Trek. Despite this, they are more or less combined by the following gear list.
  • Fine grip Trekking boots
  • Few pairs of Undergarments and socks
  • Toiletries (Toilet roll, toothpaste, toothbrush, sanitizer, moisturizer, sunscreen, soap, shampoo, towel, etc)
  • Head Lamp
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Buff
  • Trekking Pole
  • Warm globes
  • UV ray protect Sunglass
  • Waterproof layers
  • Thermal set
  • Flip-Flop
  • Sleeping Bag
  • First aid kit (mineral tablets, Diamox, Bangade, Blister tape,anti-allergy tablet, anti-vomiting pills and many)
  • Water purifier
  • Water Bottle
  • Day pack (to carry a wallet, camera, and other personal items)

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival In Kathmandu (1345m)
Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing
Day 3: Ktm-Lukla 25 min flight and trek to Phakding (2610m-4 hours)
Day 4: Trek to Namche (3440m-6 hours)
Day 5: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar (4 hours hike)
Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3860m-5 hours)
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4360m-5 hours)
Day 8: Trek to Chhukung (4740m-4 hours)
Day 9: Acclimatization day
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche via Kong Ma La (4950m-5210m-8 hours)
Day 11: Trek to Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp (5180m-5364m-8 hours)
Day 12: Trek to Dzong La via Kala Patthar (4840m-5545m-5 hours)
Day 13: Trek to Thangnak via Chola Pass (4680m-5368m-8 hours)
Day 14: Trek to Gokyo  (4800-4 hours)
Day 15: Acclimatization day and the short hike to Gokyo Ri (5357-3 hours)
Day 16: Trek to Marlung by passing through Renjo La (5360-8 hours)
Day 17: Trek to Namche (3440m-7 hours)
Day 18: Trek to Lukla(2800m-7 hours)
Day 19: Lukla To Kathmandu Flight
Day 20: End of the Trip

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Centuries-old Monasteries
  • Kala Patthar Viewpoint
  • Stunning Mountain Vistas
  • Sherpa village, Sherpa culture
  • Gokyo Valley
  • World largest Khumbu Ice glacier
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Three High Passes (Renjo La Pass,5340m, Cho La, 5420m, and Kongma La,5210m)

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival In Kathmandu (1345m)


You will be met and greeted by the Sabbatical Explore Nepal Team at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to the hotel. You can relax and ramble around the tourist hub Thamel.

Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing


Today’s highlights: UNESCO sight explore with our Professional Tour Guide 
● Explore the biggest Hindu Shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva and Hindus cremation Place 
● Biggest Buddhists stupas, Bouddha Nath
● Swayambhunath Temple at the top of the hill
● Explore antique art and architecture and the oldest Buddhist town Patan Durbar Square
● Cultural and Historical sights of Kathmandu Valley

Day 3: Ktm-Lukla 25 min flight and trek to Phakding (2610m-4 hours)


Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla flight will offer you Nepal's iconic mountain vistas throughout. Touch down on the narrow mountain top runway, and your adventure starts.
upon your whirlwind arrival, head out on a 4 hours trek. You'll trek along the alleyways of the river downhill along the Dudh Koshi Valley, passing farms, stone villages, and snow-capped mountains toward your first overnight in Phakding.

Day 4: Trek to Namche (3440m-6 hours)


From Phakding the route zigzags the pine-flanked Dudh Koshi river on a suspension bridge. Enjoy the view of yaks and other local wildlife while walking on the trail.
You will trek through the rocky dirt trail and stone stairs, and you will check in to the Sagarmatha National Park after making entry at Monjo, you will gradually follow the steep trail up to Namche Bazaar. Enjoy your moment at the stylish Market Namche Bazaar, by exploring the market and cafe.

Day 5: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar (4 hours hike)


Today you will hike to Everest View Hotel situated at the highest elevation in the world. You will be hiking for half a day only, and explore the major highlights of Khumjung, visit the school built by Sir Edmund Hillary, Sherpa Museum and explore the beautiful town Namche Bazaar.

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3860m-5 hours)


Today you will be hiking towards the Beautiful village located beneath the Tengboche Peak. After early morning breakfast, you will trek through the winding trail, rhododendron forest, and beautiful village of Dudh Koshi river. You will be rewarded by the unobstructed glimpse of the Himalayas, dotting the world’s highest altitude: Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Amadablam and many. After a few hours walk, you will catch the descent trail and cross the suspension bridge and lead you towards the Phunki Tenga Village.

After Lunch, you will follow the rugged trail and pass through the colorful rhododendron forest. In between the trek, you will encounter some colorful birds and high altitude vistas. After enjoying some beautiful glimpse offered by the trail you will reach Tengboche village, one of the largest spiritual centers of Khumbu valley and home to a centuries-old Buddhist monastery.

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4360m-5 hours)


You will be trekking through the beautiful village Pangboche located behind the Ama Dablam Peak. in Between treks, you will explore the stunning views of mountains, Tibetan Monastery, and holy Buddhist mani walls. After passing from the Orsho village you will reach the small Sherpa Village Dingboche. You will visit the beautiful Dingboche Monastery which is also known as the home of Yeti. Enjoy your moment at Dingboche Village.

Day 8: Trek to Chhukung (4740m-4 hours)


Today your walking distance is very short and Pleasant, you will trek along the suspension bridge, Mani walls, and alleyways of Dudh Koshi River. Trek up to Chukung is effortless and easy, you will enjoy the short hike by rejoicing the vistas of stunning Mountains: Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Island Peak, Everest. Upon the arrival at Chhukung, you will rest and have lunch then after if you are interested head up to Chhukung Ri to admire the stunning views of Chain Mountains.

Day 9: Acclimatization day


Today you will rest and relax your mind, to cross the KongMa la Pass (5345m) you need some energy and stamina even you need to be familiar with the high altitude to cross the Pass without suffering from altitude sickness. You will take some time to prepare for the challenging pass by hiking around the small hills which will help you to adapt to high altitude.

Day 10: Trek to Lobuche via Kong Ma La (4950m-5210m-8 hours)


Today you will be trekking along the stony and steep trail by rejoicing in the stunning views of the Komla La valley. The first steep climb from the Kongma La will be challenging. From the top of the pass, you will be rewarded by the breathtaking views of the Khumbu Glacier and Everest region. After enjoying a few moments at the top of the pass you will continue your 4 hours of walk to arrive at Lobuche.

Day 11: Trek to Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp (5180m-5364m-8 hours)


Today you will trek to the Everest Base camp, today you will experience the feeling of being at the Lap of the world highest top Mount Everest. The waking hours are long today but it is worth it. You will forget all your stress and muscle ache after reaching the base camp. The distance walk offers to explore the source of the Dudh Koshi river and the moraine of Khumbu glacier. In between the trek, you will not miss the views of the stunning mountains. We will have our lunch at the world highest settlements Gorak Shep by enjoying the views of Kala Patthar peak and another snow-capped peak after lunch you will head towards Everest Base Camp, it will take 2 hours 

Day 12: Trek to Dzong La via Kala Patthar (4840m-5545m-5 hours)


Today you will trek down to Dzongla. The route is very peaceful and offers stunning views of icy lakes and surrounded mountains. You will ascend to the highest elevation of the entire trek(Kala Patthar) and it is one of the best spots to see the dazzling Everest, Nuptse, and Lotse from very near. Today is one of the best days of your trek to explore the greatest Himalayan range from very near.

Day 13: Trek to Thangnak via Chola Pass (4680m-5368m-8 hours)


Today you will trek for 8 hours, so the trek will start after early morning breakfast and be ready to admire the stunning view of Cholatse Peak. you will start  climbing from the moraines and streaming lakes, the long day hike is really worthwhile and inspiring, the views are mind-blowing after the ascent to the top of the Cho La Pass. you will rest and enjoy the breeze and views of the mountain for a while then continue the trek through the descent trail to Thangnak via the longest glacier of Nepal “Ngozumpa Glacier”.

Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4800-4 hours)


Today the short walk will lead you towards the beautiful valley of Lakes “Gokyo valley”. You will be trekking through the easy trail. Enjoy your beautiful moment at Gokyo by exploring the tranquil Gokyo Lake.

Day 15: Acclimatization day and the short hike to Gokyo Ri (5357-3 hours)


Today you will explore Gokyo Ri, the views from the top are soulful and breathtaking. You will enjoy the view of tranquil Gokyo lake, majestic mountains: Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and another surrounding peak.

Day 16: Marlung by passing through Renjo La (5360-8 hours)


Today you will pass through the last Pass of the Everest Three Pass Trek, you will be trekking for 8 hours today so you will leave Gokyo after early morning Breakfast. 4 hours walk will lead you towards the Rejo La, it is quite challenging and rewarding. You will stop at the top of the pass to enjoy the rewarding views of Tengboche, Lhotse, and Everest. After that, you will continue your trek to Marlung via a narrow and clogged trail.

Day 17: Trek to Namche (3440m-7 hours)


After overnight at Marlung, you will descend via Tengboche and the bridge over the Dudh Koshi to Phunki Tenga village, you will descend down to the base of the valley before next ascend to Namche.

Day 18: Trek to Lukla(2800m-7 hours)


Today is the last day of your Everest Three Pass Trek, you will follow the same route as you ascend before, the alleyways of Dudh Koshi river will take you to the last stop Lukla. Enjoy your last moment with the trekking group.

Day 19: Lukla To Kathmandu Flight


Relax and enjoy your moment at Kathmandu valley.

Day 20: End of the Trip


Departure

What's included

  • 2-way flight (Ktm-Lulka-Ktm)
  • Four-night accommodation at 3-star hotel in Kathmandu-B/B Plan
  • Kathmandu sightseeing in Private vehicle with a professional guide
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with extra tea and coffee during the trek
  • Professional Trekking guide and porter (1 porter for two pax)
  • Salary and expenses for guide and porter
  • Duffle bag
  • Everest Three Pass Trekking Map
  • First aid kit
  • Permits and TIMS
  • Government Taxes and service charge

What's not included

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal Insurance
  • International Airfare
  • Beverage items and personal snacks item(water, soft drinks hard drinks)
  • Hot shower during trek
  • Wi-Fi, electronic device charge cost
  • Tips for Trekking staff

FAQ

What are the main three passes of the Everest Base Camp Trek?
During your Everest Three Pass Trek, you will venture through the major passes:

● Renjo La Pass (5340m)
● Chola La Pass (5240m)
● Kongma La Pass (5210m)

What is the Best Time to go to the Everest Three Pass Trek?

As including every trek in the Everest region, we recommend you to trek in the Autumn (September to early-November) and Spring (late February To May), and avoid winter as well as Summer/Monsoon.
Highlights of Best Season
● Clean and dry trail after Post Monsoon season
● The charming nature and clear weather offers the best experience
● Low chance of downpours
● Perfect and stable weather during day and night
● Easy ascent to cliff

What is the trek distance of the three pass trek in Nepal?
The entire trek is spread out into 16 days of trekking, a distance of 165 km long from Lukla via Gokyo valley to Lukla. Per day the average walk will be 4-9 hours.

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