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Trip Code: NET-TR-EVTP1

  • Trip Type Lodge (Teahouse)
  • Duration 19 days
  • Grade Difficult
  • Max.Altitude 5486 m.
  • Group Size 1+
  • Travel Mode Flight
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Everest Three High Passes

Everest Three High Passes

Everest is undoubtedly a paradise for trekkers and travellers alike. Among many trekking routes in Everest, Everest Three Passes Trek in particular is the longest and most adventurous trekking route there is. 
 
As the name suggests, Everest 3 Passes involves crossing of three highest Himalayan passes, namely Renjo La (5300m), Cho La (5420m) and Kongma La (5545m). The 3 Passes are rugged high passes that link the major valleys of the Everest region. Crossing them and climbing the peaks of Kala Pathar (5545m) and Gokyo Ri (5360m) provides an unforgettable Himalayan experience.
 
All along the trekking trail you will be greeted with magnificent mountain views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyo, Amadablam and many more. The 3 passes will be a vantage point for capturing these mountains in its full glory. The impressive sight of the emerald Gokyo Lake (4870m), one of the highest wetland sites in the world, is something you will not miss on this trek. 
 
Whilst passing through numerous villages, you will have a quality time in the buzzing town of Namche for acclimatization and cultural exploration. Prepare to immerse yourself in the unique Sherpa culture and hospitality and appreciate local cuisines. Opportunities remain galore for you to visit ancient Buddhist monasteries in Tyangboche, Thame and other places.  
 
Everest Three passes trek is physically very demanding but the rewards are high. Although you have to cross the three high passes above 5000 m, you do not require any technical climbing skills. Anyone with sound fitness and good health can complete the trek.

overview

 Trip code: NET-TR-EVTP1
  Region Everest Region Trekking
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 19 days
 Trip Type: Lodge (Teahouse)
 Trip Grade: Difficult
 Min. Group Size 1+
 Max Altitude: 5486 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Flight
 Meals: 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu.
Lodge Accomodation during Trek

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After early-morning breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive to the domestic airport terminal. Receive your boarding pass and fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) that takes about 35 minutes. The flight offers you up close views of the Himalayas and romantic landscapes of hills, farms and rivers. 
 
On arrival to Lukla, you will begin 3 hours trek to Phakding (2640 m.). You start your trek from Lukla with a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Mt. Nupla (5885m) which can be seen in the distance is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a wonderful valley to your right; and Mt. Kusum Kang (6367m.) to the far end. Stay overnight at lodge.

 

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) takes approximately five hours. Namche Bazaar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. Stay overnight at lodge.

A day for rest at Namche Bazaar (3440m.) for acclimatization. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For acclimatization you walk up to Khumjung where you can visit a monastery. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawoche, and Kwangde and so on. Or you can take an hour's walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for an outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame (3800m) takes about four hours. From Namche the route turns west and the trail is almost level as you head up the Bhote Koshi Valley, once a popular trading route into Tibet. After descending to the Bhote Koshi the trail climbs steeply to Thame. From here, there are good views of the peaks of Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde and to the north is the Nangpa La, the pass leading to Tibet. Thame Gompa is situated above the village overlooking the valley and is the site for the spring celebrations of the Mani Rimdu festival. You can visit Khumbu Bijuli Power on the banks of Bhote Koshi. Another place worth visiting is the Khare Monastery. Stay overnight at lodge.

Rest at Thame. In addition to this, you can visit Thambuchet and Tashi Lapcha Base Camp which divides Khumbu from Dolakha. You can also hike to Samdur peak from where spectacular views of Mt. Everest can be seen. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Thame to Lungden via Taranga takes about five hours. This day you walk around the villages. You can enjoy the views of the landscape, vegetation and mountains. Stay overnight at lodge.

Rest day at Lungden. You can visit Nakpa Valley which falls on the old trade route of Tibet. Another attraction is to hike to Darkyachhulung peak. You can also visit Marlung the sacred site of Warfield. Yet another hike can be done to Lake Cho Relmo. Stay overnight at lodge. 

Trek from Lungden to Gokyo via Renjola Pass takes about six hours. On the way you can observe local activities like yak herding. The views of the mountains and the chance to experience wildlife add excitement to your trekking. Stay overnight at lodge.

Rest day at Gokyo and excursion in and around Gokyo valley. Gokyo is situated by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. This day you can make a side trip to Fifth Lake via Forth Lake. Or you can trek from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake. You leave camp just after first light, following a steep path up the hillside. As you climb, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu slowly come into sight and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself is one of the finest to be had in the Everest region - some say it is even better than that from Kala Patthar. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek/climb from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5340m) and trek back to Thangna (4650m) via Gokyo village takes about four and half hours. Gokyo Ri looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake and you leave camp just after first light, following a steep path up the hillside. As you climb, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu slowly come into sight and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself, is one of the finest to be had in the Everest region - some say it is even better than that from Kala Patthar. After lunch it is a short walk to the village of Thangna, situated at the shore of the Ngozumpa Glacier. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Thangna to Dzongla (4843m.) via Chola pass (5420m.) takes about 5 and half hours. Now you ascend slightly along the valley towards Chola pass. The Chola pass is most of the time covered with blue ice giving you a chill feeling. Here you can also enjoy the panoramic view of various mountains. From here, the trail descends steeply down for an hour and then slightly descends all the way to Dzongla. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Dzongla to Gorakshep (5180m.) via Lobuche and back to Gorakshep takes about 5 hours. From Dzongla the trail descends and ascends gently and contours around the west side of the Lobuche Khola, providing excellent views of Ama Dablam, the Nuptse-Lhotse wall and Everest. The trail coming from Pheriche meets at the Lobuche Khola (Lobuche Stream). Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek to Lobuche (4910m.) takes about 4 and half hours. Early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more. Stay over night at lodge.

Trek from Lobuche to Chhukung (4900m) via Kongmala La Pass (5535m) takes about 7 hours. Stay overnight at lodge at Chhukung.

Trek from Chhukung to Tyangboche (3867 m.) takes approximately four hours. Tyangboche is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Ama Dablam, lush green hills and river views. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) takes about 4 hours. From Tyangboche, the trail descends steeply and slightly towards Phunki Tenga (3250m.) crossing the Dudh Koshi. Now you have a glimpse of panoramic views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, the trail ascends steeply to Sanasa where local Sherpa people sell the Tibetan goods. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2640m.) takes about four hours. The trails descend steeply for about one and half hours. After that, the path has small ups and down to Phakding through Monjo. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2886m) takes about three hours. Your final day's trekking follows the Dudh Koshi back down to Lukla. Stay overnight in Lukla.

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu takes about 35 minutes.


SERVICE INCLUDES/EXCLUDES

The price includes the following services:
  • All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or van
  • Entry permit for Sagarmatha National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Trekking guide
  • Porter (One porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including fresh fruits, 3 times tea/coffee every day and drinking water
  • Accomodation in Lodge during the trek
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Insurance and equipments for guide and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will    provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.)
  • One farewell dinner with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

The price does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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