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Everest Three High Passes Trek

Everest Three High Passes Trek

Trip Overview

Maximum Altitude:
5545M
Trip Region:
Everest
Best Season:
Sep-Dec, Mar-May
Duration:
19 Days
Difficulty:
Challenging
Price from
$1480
People
Prize
  • 1 Person $1900
  • 2 Person $1480
  • 3-4 Person $1410
  • 5-7 Person $1350
  • 8-10 Person $1300

Package Price

19 Days
from

Save $ 1000 Per Pax
No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax US$ 1400
7 - 12Paxes US$ 2100

Everest Three Pass Trek is an adventurous and electrifying trek in the Everest region of Nepal which offers refreshing experiences and dramatic views throughout the entire trek. Trekking on one of the most popular trekking trails, this adventurous trek involves ascend and descend in several rough and rocky terrains which is perfect for trekkers who wish to experience some breathtaking challenges during their trek.

Major highlights of our trek include the ascend to the Gokyo Peak, Chhukung Ri and the challenging Renjo La pass (5,360m), Cho La Pass (5,368m) and Kongma La Pass (5,535m) while getting up & close to the world’s tallest mountain peak, Mount Everest with a panoramic view of the picturesque Himalayas from the iconic Kala Patthar. And get immersed in the pleasant environment of Gokyo valley accompanied by several turquoise blue alpine lakes, majestic glaciers in the valley. This trek needs trekkers to have above average physical fitness with positive attitude and mental strength along with ability to adapt to the remote environment. Come to Nepal and join this trek to experience the true beauty of the mighty Himalayas

Itinerary

Our Everest 3 Passes Trek begins with a 40-minute domestic flight from Tribhuvan International Airport to Lukla. This scenic flight  provides you with amazing views of Langtang and the Annapurna Himalayan range.

At first, we will climb down from Lukla to the Thado Koshi River and cross a few suspension bridges before reaching Phakding. The trek will be short and enjoyable as we will also be acclimatizing. In Phakding, we will not miss our chance to visit Rimishung Monastery.  

Visiting the sites in Kathmandu valley is like wandering in the medieval period.” Thousands admire. Over 10 architectural marvels (7 of which are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites) within the valley speaks how true the statement is in itself.

On this day, although we won’t be able to enfold your visit to all these sites, we will take you to the best sites among bests. Pashupatinath Temple (Golden Temple) is religiously popular; Swayambhunath (believed to have emerged from the ground) is a vantage point of Kathmandu valley; Boudhanath stupa (massive mandala) is famous for its spherical architecture; Patan Durbar Square (royal palace of Malla Kings) is built in Newari Style architecture. These historical splendors are simply incredible to gaze on.

We will begin early in the morning at Phakding and move north along the banks of Dudh Koshi River, passing many suspension bridges -including Hillary Suspension Bridge.

Our path also takes us through Monjo Village, deep forests, and rocky trails to Sagarmatha National Park Check Post, where we will register our permits and climb up into the forest. From this forest, you will see Mt. Everest for the first time. However, we will continue the trek until we reach Namche Bazaar – the destination for the day.

Today will be an acclimatization day at Namche. We recommend you to explore Namche Bazaar. This town contains numerous Wi-Fi-linked cafes, restaurants, souvenirs, and gear shops. There are other options – visit the Sagarmatha National Park visitor center, traditional Sherpa settlementsHillary School, Khumjung monastery, Dingboche Airport, and Everest Hotel. 

Today provides beautiful walk, the trail meanders easily around the ridges and Everest can be clearly seen on the horizon ahead before you descend through splendid rhododendron forest for lunch. After lunch you cross the DudhKosi and begin the ascent to the top of a long ridge which flows from the summit of Kantega. The trail takes you through pine and Rhododendron forest, Thengboche braces a great Monastery as this is a devout Buddhist region, the wildlife here are unharmed and not too shy. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the ImjaKhola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and AmaDablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

You will have a full day to rest or explore the valleys of Chhukung and ImjaKhola. This particular area links with the high passes of AmphuLaptsa and Makalu Barun National Park. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

As many people say, Chhukum Ri is a perfectly outstanding viewpoint as the views of the Cho Oyu, Pumori, Lhotse wall, Makalu and Baruntse appear just spectacular. But, to rise to the Chhukum Ri is not an easy ordeal. It is considered as one of the most challenging hikes in the Everest region of Nepal. The icy terrain and sloppy ascend may scare you on the way. In the end, all these ordeals are compensated by the beautiful views of the Himalayan panorama from the top of the Chhukung Ri. At the end of the day, return to Chhukung for the overnight stay.

From Chhukung, the trail climbs westwards along the inclining track that leads us to the top of the Kongma La pass. The trail zigzags several times along a sloppy path and takes a break after few hours of walking. Climb slowly and calmly to better acclimatize with the changing environment. Once you rise to the top of the Kongma La Pass, enjoy the serenity of the Himalayas. The views of the Pumori Peak and glacier walls of the Nuptse appear astounding from the pinnacle of the Kongma La pass. The trail then descends to the Lobuche which is your next stop-over for the night.

It is better to leave Labuche before the crack of the dawn because the icy winds that blow over the ridge might resist our walk in the morning. Make sure you have a torchlight or a headlight with you. The path until Gorakshep is along the ridge that is narrow and difficult. Once we arrive at the Gorakshep, we will head on towards the base camp of the Everest to witness the legendary Everest at its first hand. From the base camp of the Everest, the vast snowscape of the Everest appears very much thrilling. After spending quality time on to the top, we will descend to the Gorakshep for the overnight stay.

The sunrise view from the top of the Kalapatthar is the most appealing glimpse of the overall Everest expedition. The moment spent on top of the Kalapatthar is beautiful and inspiring. So, we should head to the viewpoint of the Kalapatthar before the sun rises up above the horizon.

Once you rise to the vantage point of the Kalapatthar, everything around appears just incredible. The glittering peak of the Mt. Everest dominates the overall vistas. It is the panoramic sunrise glimpse of the mountains that rule the earth. This is the most peaceful moment of life. From Kalapatthar, descend back to the Gorakshep and then, to the Labuche. The trail after Labuche diverges rightward towards Dzongla via the Dughla.

On this day, the trail first ascends towards Cho La Pass and then descends to Dragnag. The trail is windy and the heaps of snow all over the track make it difficult for you to climb. On coming close to the Cho La Pass, the danger of crevasses increases, and the trail becomes more slippery. Boots with crampons is highly recommended during this trek. When you make up to the top of Cho La, Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Cholatse give a breathtaking outlook.

Cho La to Dragnag is a risky trail because of the icy crossing. On the way, you will come across Cho La Phedi and finally make an appearance at Dragnag via Thangnak Kharka. This is not too long, but certainly a difficult one.

Today is the easy day trek because Gokyo is not too far from Dragnag. You will go past the Ngozumba glacier, which is the longest one in the Himalayas to make an appearance at Gokyo. Gokyo lake is simply amazing there. Its turquoise and pristine outlook gives any wanderer a sense of contentment. It is so fresh and sublime that no eyes can reject its glamour. For the night, you will stay on one of the lodges in Gokyo.

Today, you will climb up to Gokyo Ri. Standing on the peak of Gokyo Ri, you can observe great Himalayan vistas including the snowy giants Mt. Everest and Manaslu. In addition to this, the beautiful turquoise water in Gokyo Lake seems amazing from this peak. The sight from this peak is admired by thousands and those who cannot make up to the base camp but still want to make their Everest dream come true hike up to Gokyo Ri. By this, you can imagine how fascinating the glimpse is from the top of Gokyo Ri. At the end of the day, you will descend to Gokyo for an overnight stay.

Today, we will venture towards the Lungden via the Renjo La Pass, which is one of the rewarding high passes of the Everest Region. The trail ascends for a while and then, descends along a zigzag trail. The ups and downs are frequent. On the way, the views of the Makalu appear just incredible. Once you arrive at the Renjo La Pass, the views of the Everest, Tengi Ragi Tau, Rolwaling, and Gyachung Kang appear distinct in the north-eastern skyline. It is just a few hours descend to Lungden.

Lungden to Namche is a perfect walk along the road to Thame- the birthplace of the Tenzing Norgay Sherpa- which is famous for its cultural enrichment. The people of Thame are very much hospitable and are abided by the laws of the mountains that prevent them from committing wrong deeds. Further ahead of Thame, the trail goes southwards along the ridge overlooking the beautiful mountains. Once we arrive at Namche, we will stroll around the marketplace for a while.

Namche to Lukla via Phakding is an interesting journey through the diverse forest of Sagarmatha National Park. We walk down the stone stairs and cross several suspension bridges lingering across the river of Dudhkoshi. Upon arriving at Lukla, we will check in to our hotel and take a short walk around the hamlets of Lukla.

The time has come to say goodbye to all the mountains and the amazing people you met throughout the trek. After 35 min flight, you will arrive at the bustling city of Kathmandu. Don’t miss the amazing souvenirs and handicrafts of Nepal. They are praised all over the world. Some of those most common among foreigners are Thangka Paintings, Singing Bowl and Pashmina.

Himalayan Friendly will be organizing a farewell dinner on this day.

Note :

During busy trekking seasons (March, April, May, October, and November), there is increased air traffic at Kathmandu airport. To address this, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal made a change for all flights to Lukla. Now, instead of flying from Kathmandu, you need to travel by road to Manthali airport in Ramechhap district, which takes about 4 to 5 hours. From there, you can catch a flight to Lukla. Please note that any new updates will be shared with you promptly.

This change may affect your planned schedule. There are several reasons why Lukla flights can be delayed or cancelled, such as bad weather, traffic congestion at Kathmandu airport, runway management issues, and challenging terrain. If you’re planning to trek in the Everest region, it’s highly recommended to add an extra one or two days to your itinerary. This buffer time will be helpful in case of flight delays or cancellations, ensuring you can catch your international flight as planned.

Include/Exclude

Include

  • Airport pickup and drop
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu, including your guide
  • Three nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (Thamel)
  • Three times daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
  • Guides and porters coverage -insurance, meals, salary, lodging, transportation, flight, and necessary equipment
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees
  • All government, local taxes, and official Expenses
  • Souvenirs - Himalayan Friendly t-shirt & cap
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek

Exclude

  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
  • Travel insurance that covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (compulsory)
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by things beyond the company's control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "What is included?"

Price & Dates

Start date End date Price Status Book Now
August 1, 2023 August 16, 2023
$ 1600
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Useful Info

Travel Insurence

 As a responsible travel provider, Himalaya Friendly cannot stress enough on the value of travel insurance for clients preparing to go out on trekking in Nepal. 

This difficult and distant walk needs fast access to medical care as well as emergency evacuation services in the event of accidents or unanticipated medical situations, which, while uncommon, can happen. They say the land of the mist is as beautiful as it is scary. 

 The certification of cost coverage through the traveller’s travel insurance is required for the rescue providers in order to guarantee quick and effective rescue operations. 

Therefore, for a secure and worry-free trip to anywhere in Nepal (trekking or any other adventure) with Himalaya Friendly, having enough travel insurance coverage is not only highly recommended but also very necessary.

Packing List 

Himalaya Friendly  has always been keen about safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

The following items for Trekking & Hiking. 

  • Hiking boots, Trekking Socks
  • Trekking trousers Waterproof (trousers / jacket)
  • Base layer shirts
  • Fleece jacket
  • Sunhat and Woolen hat
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips)
  • Sunglasses Gloves
  • Head torch (spare bulb and batteries)
  • Water bottles 1 Liters
  • Antibacterial hand wash
  • Small towel
  • Daypack (25-30 Liters)
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season (up to – 20ºC)
  • Down Jacket
  • Personal First Aid Kit.

Drinking Water On Everest Three High Passes Trek

For Everest three high passes Trek, you will found the Bottle mineral water but it is a little expensive than City area. For example, at the starting point of the Everest Base Camp Trek – Lukla (2,860 m), a liter of water costs Rs 80, but at GorakShep (5,200 m) the price of water is already Rs 400. To save money, It will be best to have one spare of an empty Water bottle while refilling the water. You can also bring water purifying tablets for safe drinking water which helps to save the cost.

Accommodation On Everest Three High Passes Trek

The lodging provided throughout the Everest three high passes trek is a comfortable haven amidst the untamed mountains. Trekkers can find very comfortable accommodation at tea houses that are tucked along the whole trail.

These lodgings provide a warm and friendly environment to relax and refuel with basic conveniences like a bed, blankets, and communal bathrooms. The teahouses in Everest three high passes  provide a sense of community and camaraderie among fellow trekkers despite the remoteness of the place.

Even if the lodgings are minimal, the warmth of the lodge owners and the breathtaking mountain views right outside your door make the Three passes walk an amazing adventure, where lodging and accommodation is easy, comfortable, luxurious as well as of high pristine and quality.

Food On Everest Three Passes Trek

Everest Three High Paaes Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the whole world. While trekking in Everest three high passes, you will have varieties of Food and Beverage at tea houses. You might think that because you don’t have to worry about preparing food on the trek, there’s nothing more to know? Not quite. You will all food like Breakfast with Tea/Coffee, Lunch and Dinner per Day. Most of the tea houses on the trail are run by the locals. Thus, tea house trekking is an amazing way to get the insight of the local culture along with good food. The food will be served as per the tea house menu. But along the trail, you’ll find similar food menu. Though some tea houses serve a surprising number of options. Thus, you can easily find yourself trying something different daily. Normally in all Tea houses Breakfast is usually eaten at 7 am to 8 am. Lunch will be at 12am to 1pm and Dinner at 7pm to 8pm.

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FAQ

1 .) Why choose Himalayan friendly?

Himalayan Friendly is a small company operated by an experienced trekking guide (Mr. Ram Ghale). Ram has been trekking for 10 years. The staff in Himalayan friendly are well prepared to deal with any possible problem and make the trip beautiful.

2 .) What is the walking pace during trek?

The average pace of walking is 2 miles per hour. But It can be increased or decreased according to your comfort.

3 .) Can I buy trekking gear from Kathmandu?

Yes, you can buy trekking gear from Kathmandu. Thamel is the best place to buy trekking gear.

4 .) Can I or Can I not leave my luggage in Kathmandu whilst on the trek?

Yes. You absolutely can.

Trekking in Kathmandu? No worries! Leave your luggage at the hotel and enjoy a hassle-free adventure. The friendly hotel staff will keep your belongings safe and sound for free. So, say goodbye to heavy loads and hello to carefree trekking!

5 .) What is the limitation of weight for the Lukla flight?

Ready for the Lukla flight? Remember, there’s a weight limit. You can bring up to 15 kg of baggage, including your hand-carry and trekking gear. So pack light and smart for an epic adventure!

 

6 .) What are some of the booking & payment methods for the trek?

Booking and paying for your trek is a piece of cake! Here’s the scoop: No need to stress about advance payments or,  You can pay the full amount when you arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal.

We’ve got you covered with flexible options like online payment, bank transfer, or good ol’ cash upon arrival!!

Just reach out to us, secure your reservation, and we’ll guide you through the simple payment process. It’s like booking a thrilling adventure with no upfront commitments. So pack your bags, get ready to rock, and let the trekking fun begin!

(For further information, do visit our privacy policy which also includes payment policies and all of the payment options that we accept)

7 .) Is someone going to pick me up at the airport?

When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, our Himalayan Friendly crew will be there to greet you with open arms. They’ll make sure your transition from the airport to your hotel is super smooth. We’re all about starting your journey on a positive note, so you can count on our dedicated team to assist you at every step.

8 .) How much cash should you bring for the awesome trek? Can I use credit cards along the trail?

To have an incredible time on the trek, make sure you have enough cash. You’ll need it for things like hot showers, drinking water, snacks, staying connected, and charging your devices.

We suggest bringing around 2500 Rupees per day as a rough estimate. But remember, it can vary based on how much you usually spend.

Just a heads up, only a few shops on the trail accept credit cards. So, it’s best to have plenty of cash with you before you start your journey!

9 .) Can I upgrade to a helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla? How much does it cost?

Yes, you can.

You have the incredible opportunity to upgrade to a helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla. By booking in advance, you can secure your spot for this thrilling adventure. The cost for this unforgettable experience is USD 450 per person for a one-way flight. Also don’t forget that you’re merely a passenger rather than a charter so there will be other people in the flight with a maximum of 5 people.

Opting for a helicopter ride not only adds excitement to your travel plans but also ensures the quickest and most reliable transportation through the majestic Himalayas. So, get ready to say goodbye to long drives and hello to breathtaking aerial views!

10 .) Which hotel will I stay at in Kathmandu? Can I extend my stay or upgrade?

First off, you will be staying at a wonderfully pristine hotel of a three star status here in Kathmandu or Pokhara or any other central place depending on your itinerary. These three star hotels are known for their excellent service and beautifully clean rooms. They are located in very beautiful areas with easy accessibility to markets and restaurants all to make your stay convenient and enjoyable. We’ll make sure that you’ll have a comfortable room with a private bathroom, and a tasty breakfast will also be included.

If you’d like to extend your stay, we can help you make the arrangements. Please note that rates may vary depending on the hotel, that is if you decide to extend your stay.

Additionally, if you’re looking for a more luxurious experience, we can assist you with an upgrade to an even better hotel experience. Kathmandu offers a range of beautiful 4 to 5-star hotels to choose from that offer a whole bunch of luxury with it.

Let us know your preferences, and we’ll ensure you have a fantastic stay. You’ll customise your trip just the way you’d want us to.

Price from
$1480
People
Prize
  • 1 Person $1900
  • 2 Person $1480
  • 3-4 Person $1410
  • 5-7 Person $1350
  • 8-10 Person $1300

Package Price

19 Days
from

Save $ 1000 Per Pax
No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax US$ 1400
7 - 12Paxes US$ 2100
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