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Everest Three High Passes Trek Itinerary – 19 Days

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If you ever want to search Heaven, you won’t find it because it’s either a myth or maybe it is beyond the limit. But if you like to find something near to heaven, you can find it here in Nepal. Yes, I am talking about the Everest region, it’s nothing less than a paradise. There are various treks that you can do in the Everest area to gasp the never satisfying beauty. And, Everest Three Pass Trekking is one of those amazing adventures that takes you to the scenic land of the higher Himalayas.

What is it like to do Everest Three High Passes Trek? Find it out here by reading a not too long overview of the trek.

Everest Three Pass Trekking is the popular trekking option of the Khumbu(Everest) region. With fly above the Kathmandu skies to the Lukla region, the Everest Three High Passes trek commences. After a scenic airstrip of half an hour over hills, it lands in the Lukla “Gateway of Everest”. Lukla welcomes you by providing the amazing views of its landscapes and neighboring mountains.

Thereafter, the trails move ahead through traditional Sherpa settlements and lush forests. Settlements like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Chhukung are part of this trek. Crossing these villages will also pass many suspension bridges, mani walls, monasteries, gompas, prayer wheels, and flags. If all of the happenings of this trek have to be said as the highlights, the list is long. So, let’s get to the point of this trek.

This trek is all about three high mountain passes of Everest; Kongma La(5,535m), Cho La(5,360m), and Renjo La(5385m). These three mountain passes are dotted around the higher Everest region and this trek revolves around them. Plus, it touches down both Everest Base Camp(5,364m) and Kalapathar(5545m) also. Isn’t this trek just more than you ask for? Yes, of course, it is, it takes all of the major stops of the exquisite Everest region. You got to see Mt Everest and other peaks from various viewpoints i.e. Kongma La, Cho La, Renjo La, Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar, and wherever you are walking. The mountain views from each of these stations are unique in their own way.

19 Days Everest Three High Passes trek does not limit itself with mountain passes and views. Gokyo Lakes are also a part of this expedition, these frozen lakes add sugar to already a sweet taste of high passes trekking. Observing these lakes from the distance and crossing by their sides makes this trek more occurrence. There are some other major parts of this trek that are missed here, you can check them in below-written Major Highlights of the trek.

If to tell it all here, Everest Three High Passes trek is the most happening trek in Nepal. With regular exploration, one can get tired of encapsulating so many beautiful things in a single trek. Hence, if you are a nature lover person who can take all of the beauty of this trek, this is the trek that you are missing out on.

Major Highlights of Everest Three High Passes Trekking

  • Scenic air travel from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Paying a visit to most popular Tengboche and Thame Monastery
  • The breathtaking sight of worlds highest Khumbu glacier
  • Astonishing sunrise and Everest view from the Kala Patthar
  • Sure and continuous vision of snow-decorated peaks from mostly everywhere of the trek
  • Explore and learn unique lifestyles and traditions of Sherpas
  • Trek up to high points like Kongma La, Cho La, Renjo La, Everest Base Camp, and Kala Patthar
  • Pass by sides of colorful maybe frozen Gokyo lakes

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Cost Details of 19 Days Everest Three High Passes Trekking

The total cost of Everest Three High Passes Trekking is US$ 1,525 per person. This cost includes various expenses related to accommodations, meals, permits, air tickets, and other inclusive costs of the trek. And, it excludes costs like personal expenses of yours.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Free and arrangement day.

Day 03: fly Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,562m/8,700ft): 35 minutes airstrip and 3-4 hrs trek

Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft): 10km, 6-7 hrs

Day 05: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Namche Bazzar - Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5-6 hrs

Day 07: Tengboche - Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): 5-6 hrs

Day 08: Dingboche – Chhukung (4,730m/14,334ft): 3-4 hrs

Day 09: Rest and acclimatization day in Chhukung

Day 10: Chhukung - Kongma La (5,535m/18,154ft) - Lobuche (4,940m/16,204ft): 9-10 hrs

Day 11: Lobuche-Gorak Shep (5,160m/17,000ft)-Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft): Gorak Shep :15km, 8-10 hrs

Day 12: Gorak Shep - Kala Pathar (5,545m/18,192 ft) - Dzonglha (4,830m/15,850ft): 15km, 8-10 hrs.

Day 13: Dzonglha - Cho La (5420m/17,778ft) - Thangnak (4,680m/15,350ft) - Gokyo (4,800m/15,580ft): 9-10 hrs

Day 14: Rest and explore Gokyo Ri

Day 15: Gokyo -Cross Renjo-la  pass(5360m) down to Lungden(4370m) 7 hours.

Day 16 : Lungden - Thame village(3820m) and visit Thame monastery.

Day 17: Thame - Namche (3445m).

Day 18: Namche  - Lukla  (2830m).

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu.

 Everest Three High Passes Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport

Max Altitude: 1400m

Accommodation: Deluxe Hotel

Overnight at: Kathmandu

Our representatives will be there at the airport before your arrival. You will get welcomed by our crew members to this beautiful country Nepal. After receiving you, they will take you to your hotel for the check-in and rest. Take enough rest after a long air trip. Optionally, you can choose to stroll around happening places of Kathmandu like Thamel, Palace Street, etc. There are plenty of good restaurants and cafes in Kathmandu for hangouts.

Day 02: Free and Trek Arrangement day

Max Altitude: 1400m

Accommodation: Deluxe Hotel

Overnight at: Kathmandu

Day 02 will be a free and trek arrangement day in Kathmandu. You will meet the guide and co of your Everest Three High Passes Trekking. After knowing your helping companions, you can go for sightseeing of Kathmandu city, which is an option. Kathmandu, the historical city holds many tourist attractions like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square

Then after, you will spend some time on important trek shopping(if needed). Thamel is a hub for trekking needs, you can buy or rent various trek essentials. This will be the last night in Kathmandu before the start of 17-day long Everest Three High Passes Trekking. Therefore, try to get as much as urban life before you enter the rural living.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, and Trek to Phakding

Flight Duration: 35 minutes

Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Trek Distance: 5.9km

Max Altitude: 2,562m

Overnight at: Phakding

Accommodation: Teahouse

Early morning, you will get hotel transfer to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for the Lukla flight. Lukla, the gateway of Everest, is in air-distance of 35 minutes from Kathmandu. The aircraft will spread its wings to fly over Kathmandu to the more and more green hills and whitish mountains. Make sure that you get the window seat cause there will be ample views to enjoy. From lush forest, scattered human settlements, rivers and most of all the Himalyan belt. And without knowing, you will land in Lukla airport. Lukla will embrace you with its amazing landscapes and some settlements. You have to do some permit related things in Lukla.

And after that, you are ready to move on ahead towards the foothills of Everest. This will be the start of your trek as you sail forward through the Dudh Kosi Valley by leaving Lukla behind. After one hour of easy descent from Lukla, you will reach Cheplung village, the first of many sherpa villages. Mount Khumbila, a sacred mountain of locals, is easily seen from the village. From Cheplung, you will continue descending towards Phakding and inbetween you will pass by some suspension bridges and Mani walls. You will spend the night in Phakding.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Max Altitude: 3,440m

Trek Distance: 7.4 km

Overnight at: Namche Bazaar

Accommodation: Teahouse

Soon after breakfast, your trek to Namche Bazaar will start. Yesterday was a short and comfortable trek from Lukla to Phakding. Today will be a bit more strenuous and longer trek than yesterday. But don't get upset, the surrounding will turn more and more scenic as you trek ahead. You will trek over the riverbed trail of Dudh Koshi River which is full of pine trees. With crossing several prayer flag marked suspension bridges, you will make in and out from one village to another.

Then you will enter through the gate of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. After confirming the entry permits, you will be allowed to enter ahead. And one more time you will join the river trails to reach the confluence of two important rivers; Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi. Next, you climb the suspension bridge built in honour of the early climbers of Mount Everest; Tenzing Norway Sherpa and Edmund Hillary. Then it is time for the ascend up to Namche Bazaar. Thoroughly enjoy the views of Mt Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse while walking. You will push yourself through pine forest for 3 hours to arrive at Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar(3,440m)

Namche Bazaar is a hub and the most happening place of the entire Khumbu region.

And today will be the acclimatization day to make you comfortable with higher altitudes. Heading directly to more higher areas without any rest or acclimatization day can cause altitude sickness. Hence, as an excuse of acclimatization day you will explore the entire Namche Bazaar and adjacent settlements.

Here, you will start with a visit to Sagarmatha National Park resource center which stays at a hillock. The office contains important displays related to early pioneers of Everest, floras and faunas, and Sherpa culture. Then you will reach out for two biggest settlements of Khumbu region; Khumjung and Khunde. Both of the villages are lived by many families of Sherpas where you will find chortens, monasteries to explore. Traversing through these villages means you can learn their lifestyle and cultures.

And then you will return to Namche Bazaar to enjoy the evening views of mountains like Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Everest. Spend some time around cafes and restaurants, bakeries before returning to the trekking trails tomorrow. You can also do some essential shoppings there if you want to. There is no such place ahead on the trek after leaving the Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Trek Distance: 5.9 km

Max Altitude: 3,870m

Overnight at: Tengboche

Accommodation: Teahouse

Pack the backpack and tie your laces, it is time to say goodbye to Namche Bazaar until next time. As you walk ahead, you will find that the views are also getting better and better. The trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche is on flat trails with not too steep climbs and not too fast descents. You will enjoy walking with mountain views from all around. Mt Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Nuptse will be visible at different points of trail.

Then comes the lush forest of Pine and Rhododendron to provide you some shades while the sun shines brightly. Out of the woods, you will pass by some suspension bridges, prayer flags and wheels.You will be still some k.m away from Tengboche when the Tengboche Monastery starts to appear. Tengboche Monastery is a widely known and important buddhist site. It is also a major highlight of this Everest Three High Passes Trekking. Every person going for either trekking or climbing, they take blessings from here for the success of the trip. After the pleasant trek of 6 hours, you will be here at Tengboche village. Enjoy the awe-inspiring views from the village while sitting and drinking hot tea.

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Trek Distance: 9.1 km

Max Altitude: 4,360m

Overnight at: Dingboche

Accommodation: Teahouse

After an inspiring night in the surroundings of Tengboche Monastery, it is time to move ahead. You will start with a gentle descent from the village towards the river corner of Imja Khola. Descend will be through Deboche village where you can observe some small Mani stone walls and chortens. After crossing the suspension bridge of Imja river you will start a hill trek to reach Pangboche.

From the top of Pangboche, you can view Mt Ama Dablam clearly. Don't miss visiting Pangboche Monastery, a century old monastery with religious importance. After the visit, you will rejoin the route to reach Dingboche before dusk. Dingboche is a famous village in the Everest region which is popularly known as the last settlement before Mt Everest.

Village is nicely settled by Sherpas where the beautiful terraced fields and stone built houses lie. You can enjoy the breathtaking views of mountains all day long. And, the evening show of peaks is more watchable when the sun lights it for one list time of the day.

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4,730m/14,334ft): 3-4 hrs

Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Trek Distance: 4.1 km

Max Altitude: 4,730m

Overnight at: Chhukung

Accommodation: Teahouse

This is the shortest trek day of the entire Everest Three High Passes Trekking. You can take the walk easily by enjoying the scenic surroundings of Dingboche. So, you will start with moving through the stone bordered fields to leave Dingboche behind. Then the trail is upwards to the higher part of Imja valley and from there you will see extraordinary Mt Lhotse and Ama Dablam.

Walking for some 3 km from morning here comes the Bibre(4750m) which is a place with yak stable and temporary settlements. Island Peak, the popular peak for beginners, is located north from the Bibre. The peak seems like an island in between a sea of snows from distance and that is how it was named Island peak. Enjoy the view of mountains there by taking a short break. Chhukung, your overnight destination is only 30 minutes of walk from the Bibre.

You have to reach there before dusk as there will be an option to hike the nearest high pass; Chhukung Ri Pass(5546m). Trekkers love to hike to the top to enjoy the mountain shows of peaks like Lhotse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and some more. Your overnight stay will be in Chhukung.

Day 09: Rest and Acclimatization day at Chhukung

Trek Duration: 4 hours

Max Altitude: 4750m

This is the second acclimatization day of Everest Three High Passes Trekking. And rest day at Chhukung is highly recommended to adjust with a new altitude. Chhukung is at an altitude of 4750m and the places yet to trek are even higher. Therefore, you have to make it slow by adapting to the environment to avoid altitude sickness.

To utilize the rest day at Chhukung, you will hike around. The short hike to Nagarjuna Hill is a must thing to do while in Chhukung. This place is a popular hill station that sees every trekker of Everest Three High Passes Trekking coming to it. Nagarjuna is a hill top which is 4 hours away from the Chhukung. From there you can capture magnificent views of near hills and mountains. After enough views, you will hike back to Chhukung for the night. Rest enoughly because tomorrow is an important day of Everest Three High Passes Trekking.

Day 10: Trek from Chhukung to Lobuche via Kongma La Pass

Trek Duration: 9 to 10 hours

Trek Distance: 7.7 km

Max Altitude: 5535m

Overnight at: Chhukung

Accommodation: Teahouse

After the acclimatization stay at Chhukung, it is time to scale one of the three high passes of trek; Kongma La Pass(5,535m). So have a tight breakfast and leave the village to climb the steep trail ahead. The trail will take you to the northwest side of Chhukung where you can clearly view the Nuptse Glacier and Island Peak Valley.

Then you have to make an ascent through the east side of Niyang Khola Valley where the trails are sloppy and stony. As moving ahead in the valley, you will see an area dotted with many iced lakes. And climbing up through the valley comes the Kongma La Pass. The climb is steep and your stamina gets examined here. Take breaks if needed, enough water and enjoy the view, this way you can do the ascend easily.

Upon reaching the top of the much awaited Kongma La Pass(5,535m), you will get to see some of the best views of Everest region. Mountains, glaciers, iced lakes, valleys, hills you can capture the whole horizon from there. You’ll get totally satisfied from the views and the decision of picking Everest Three High Passes Trekking over others.

After enough time at the top, you will fall down through stone and rough trails towards Lobuche. This particular part is the most difficult as you have to descend through glacier made stones. While coming down, you can sight at the world's highest glacier; Khumbu Glacier. Following the world's highest glacier to the north, you will reach Lobuche. Your overnight will be at one of the teahouses of Lobuche.

Day 11: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep and then to Everest Base Camp and return to Gorak Shep

Trek Duration: 8 to 10 hours

Trek Distance: 12.1 km

Max Altitude: 5364m

Overnight at: Gorak Shep

Accommodation: Teahouse

This is another key day of Everest Three High Passes Trekking as you will scale down the famous Everest Base Camp. Your trek to the foothill of Mt Everest will be through Lobuche to Gorak Shep trail. Gorak Shep is the final teahouse point of Everest Base Camp Trek which means you have to return to Gorak Shep after visiting Everest Base Camp.

The trek starts from the rock and adventurous trails of Lobuche village upto base camp. However, you have to pause for a break and check in at Gorak Shep’s Tea house. And starting the trek again and then walking for some good hours you arrive at Everest Base Camp(5,364m). Before reaching the base camp you have to walk alongside of Khumbu glacier.

As you will outreach the base camp of the world's highest mountain, you will get to see the mighty Everest with several other towering peaks. It's a historic moment in itself to be able to trek up to Everest Base Camp. And after some proud and beautiful moments at the base camp, you will fall back to Gorak Shep for a night stay.

Day 12: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Pathar and then to Dzonglha

Trek Duration: 8 to 10 hours

Trek Distance: 12.1 km

Max Altitude: 5,545m

Overnight at: Gorak Shep

Accommodation: Teahouse

Kala Pathar, the best viewpoint to observe the face of Mt Everest and himalyan sunrise. Today, you will opt for hiking the Kala Pathar before going to the overnight destination Dzonglha. Kala Pathar is at distance of 2 to 3 hours of hike from the Gorak Shep. If you can make it early before the sun comes up, the view is totally worthy. The sun rising and shining brightly just over the world’s highest peaks is an imaginary moment, you will get to experience that.

The pictures taken at the Kala Pathar are unbeatable and incomparable with other palaces, it is that good. Most of the peaks are visible from the Kala Pathar; Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Nuptse, Mt Pumori, Mt Ama Dablam. After the once in a lifetime moment in a Kala Pathar, it is time to trek to Dzonglha. You will retrace your footprints upto Lobuche via the Gorak Shep route.

Reaching out for Dzonglha from the Kala Pathar, you have to walk over a rough riverbed route. After finishing the river bed trail, you will be at the bottom of a ridge and climb that hill to place yourself in front of beautiful mountain views. Moving ahead you will see the view of Cho La Pass(5,420m) and Cho La Lake. You will trek by the sides of the lake before arriving at the downhill trail. And that descent will take you through several villages before reaching Dzonglha. Night rest at Dzonglha.

Day 13: Trek from Dzonglha to Gokyo via Cho La Pass

Trek Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Trek Distance: 8.6 km

Max Altitude: 5420m

Overnight at: Gokyo

Accommodation: Teahouse

It is one of the eventful days of Everest Three High Passes Trekking. The reason is, you will trek down one of three high passes of Everest region. Cho La Pass(5420m) will be waiting for you at the top. Hence, pack your backpack and have tight breakfast before setting out on the trail. The walk upto pass is steep and a bit difficult so be careful while heading up. After an hour, you will reach the top to enjoy the breathtaking views of Everest region. Peaks like Amma Dablam, Lhotse with Cho La Lake can be easily viewed from the height.

After the eye dropping views, you will trek towards Gokyo village but before that you have to reach Thangnak. It is easy to reach Thangnak from the top because the trails are descending.But, the descent will be over a rocky trail, so watch out your steps clearly. Thangnak is a beautiful small settlement which will serve you a delicious lunch break. Moving out from the Thangnak, you will reach the edge of Ngozumpa Glacier. It is the longest glacier that resides in the Himalayas. And crossing the glacier via edges, you will get sight of one of the Gokyo lakes. There are six pristine lakes in the group of Gokyo lakes. Today you will see two of them before reaching the Gokyo village. The Gokyo III lake sits around the Gokyo village.

Day 14: Rest and exploration day at Gokyo Ri

Trek Duration: 5 hours

Max Altitude: 5420m

Overnight at: Gokyo

Accommodation: Teahouse

Gokyo is a place with many tourist attractions. The visitors can enjoy a good time here with beautiful lakes, catchy landscapes and ever-bright mountains. You can do a lot of things in Gokyo and this is why one whole day is scheduled as the Gokyo exploration day. Among all the things, the hike to Gokyo Ri is the most worthy and exciting one. Therefore, you will hike up to Gokyo Ri(5350m) which is just over the village.

Gokyo Ri is reachable within 2 hours of trek from Gokyo village. While hiking up, some other Gokyo lakes will also occur along the trail. People hike this peak to enjoy the alluring views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and some more. And lake view from the top is of another level. Enjoy the view before falling back to the Gokyo village. The village will offer you a warm hospitality and food.

Day 15: Trek from Gokyo to cross Renjo La Pass before Lungden

Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Trek Distance: 8 km

Max Altitude: 5360m

Overnight at: Lungden

Accommodation: Teahouse

Upto this day you have crossed two high passes of Everest region. And it's time for Renjo La Pass(5,360m) , the last pass of Everest Three High Pass Trekking. So with good energy, you will start the day trek by leaving Gokyo village. You have to walk sides of the Dudh Pokhari to escape Gokyo village. The walk will be quite enjoyable as the lake will wave you a sweet goodbye.

Then soon after that comes a hill slope and it is 3 hours ascent to reach Renjo La Pass. After completing the strenuous hike to Renjo La, you can have the view of widely stretched mountains and hills. The view from here is more or less similar like the two prior passes. You can taste the view of lakes and mountains in a single gaze. Done with the view and you got to descend through western ridge route of Renjo La Pass. That route connects the Lungden at the end for your night stay. The area around Renjo La Pass is a bit rough and difficult to hike on. And you will find difficulty while descending from the pass so be careful all the time.

While on the trail to Lungden, you will get to see some unheard but beautiful lakes of Gokyo region. Renjo Lake, Relamo Tsho Lake, Angladumba lake are some of them. And then comes the Lungden after all the hurdles from the pass through the rough and lake bounded trails.

Day 16 : Trek from Lungden to Thame Village

Trek Duration: 4 hours

Trek Distance: 8.5 km

Max Altitude: 4380m

Overnight at: Thame Village

Accommodation: Teahouse

After the comfortable stay at Lungden it is time to move to your next destination, Thame Village. Thame is a nice-looking village with the famous Thame Monastery and some houses. Today’s trek is easy as you have to walk only for 4 hours through narrow trails. You have to make a gentle descent from the Marulung before ending at the riverbed of Bhotekoshi River.

The trail from the river consists of some ups and downs until Taranga village. Take a break and lunch before making the slow descent to Thame village. Taranga to Thame village is an easy and comfortable downhill hike. After reaching the Thame village, you can tour its Thame Monastery and settlements. Take blessings from the monastery before reaching out for night sleep.

Day 17: Trek from Thame to Namche Bazaar

Trek Duration: 4 hours

Trek Distance: 8.5 km

Max Altitude: 3330m

Overnight at: Namche Bazaar

Accommodation: Guest House/Lodge

You are on the brink of completing the long Everest Three High Passes Trekking.

It's time to trek back to Namche Bazaar from Thame village. You will wave goodbye to Thame in the early morning after breakfast. Namche Bazaar is 4 to 5 hours away from the Thame village. You will sail through other sherpa settlements and forested trails before reaching the Namche Bazaar.

It will be an easy hike, no need to hurry. Soon after that hike, you will be back at Namche Bazaar again. It is bonus time to explore the Namche Bazaar, if you have missed out on the first encounter. Namche Bazaar is the center of Khumbu region fueled with numbers of shops, cafes, restaurants and houses. Go and explore the market and if you have missed some dishes so much, you can finally have it here at the Namche.

Day 18: Trek from Namche to Lukla

Trek Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Trek Distance: 13.5 km

Max Altitude: 3440m

Overnight at: Namche Bazaar

Accommodation: Guest House/Lodge

After two regular trekking days, it is time to push yourself hard for one last time on this trek. The trek from Namche to Lukla is 7 to 8 hours within which you will cover a distance of 14 km. Your hike will be through much more green trails than the past days where you will get to walk through rhododendron trees. The walk is long but the scenic trails make you forget the distance and tiredness. Enjoy as much as you can on this last day of Everest Three High Passes Trekking.

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu

Max Altitude: 2860m

Flight Duration: 30 minutes

Overnight at: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Deluxe Hotel

Your long but beautiful journey of Everest Three High Pass Trekking ends after the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. It takes 30 minutes to reach Kathmandu from Lukla.

After the arrival at Kathmandu, you will get a hotel transfer to your hotel. Take rest and remember all of the good times of the trek.

Packing list for Everest Three Pass Trekking

Clothing

  • Full base layer shirt
  • Trekking shirts
  • Thermal and breathable underwear
  • Trekking socks
  • Pairs of wool hiking socks.
  • Trekking pants with bottom zips
  • Lighter and warmer pullovers/sweatshirts

Outer layers

  • Water and Windshield jackets and pants
  • Down jacket
  • Down vest
  • Warm hat
  • Buffs
  • Sun hat/cap
  • Inner and outer Gloves
  • Trekking boot
  • Sandals
  • Head-lamp
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sports Watch
  • Sunglasses ( UV protected )

Medics

  • Diamox
  • Cold cream
  • Sunscreen
  • Anti nauseant for high altitude.
  • Imodium
  • Band-aids
  • Eye drops

Toiletries

  • Foot powder for stinky
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Microfiber towel
Trip Cost US$ 1,525 Per person
Cost Includes:
  • Two overnights, before the start and after the completion of the trek in a deluxe hotel in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Hotel Transfers from Airport during arrival and departure
  • Standard Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and standard beverage(Tea/Coffee during Breakfast only) throughout the trek days
  • Tea Houses/lodges accommodations
  • A highly experienced and licensed trekking guide’s salary, food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine.
  • Flight fare of a round trip from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa for both you and your guide
  • A highly experienced and licensed porter’s salary, insurance, food, and accommodations
  • Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Duffel Bag, and Trekking Poles( if you don't have and want to use, to be returned after trip completion)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter rescue(However, later the cost is paid through your Travel Insurance)
  • Medical essentials like First Aid Box, Oximeter, Pulse Meter Checker
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit Costs
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ information management System) Card
  • All of the ground transportation during the trek
  • All of the chargeable government taxes and costs
  • Official and documentation costs
Cost Excludes:
  • Meals and Accommodations cost other than itinerary
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • International Fare from your home to Nepal
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and bonuses to the porters and guides
  • Extra Activities in Kathmandu

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Frequently Asked Question of Everest Three Pass Trekking

What is the highest point of Everest Three High Passes Trekking?

Kala Pathar(5643m) is the highest point that you will touch down in this trek. Everest Three Pass Trekking revolves around higher areas, that is, you will cross the above 5300m altitude several times. Kongma La, Renjo La, Gokyo Ri, and Cho La are the other areas of this trek that are above 5000m.

How difficult is the Everest Three Pass Trekking?

Everest Three Pass Trekking is not extremely difficult, it is only longer than the Everest Base Camp Trek. If you have a sound health and fitness level, you can do it without any problem. Longer than the EBC means you have to add extra preparation in building a strong and enduring fitness level.

The trails are a bit rough around the mountain passes area, there you can have problems. Altitude Sickness can be another possible difficulty in this trek as it rotates around higher parts of Everest region. Therefore, learn more about altitude sickness to avoid it in the trek. Other than these problems, there is nothing to worry about.

What are the chances of altitude sickness during Everest Three Pass Trekking? How can I help it?

The chances of altitude sickness are real and possible during Everest Three High Passes Trekking. It is one of the high altitude treks in Nepal and in any of high altitude treks i.e. above 4000m, fear of altitude sickness is always around the clouds.

There are several times in the trek when you will be trekking in the height of 5000m plus. It is not a 100% deal but it can hit anyone who is not used to high altitude treks.

There are few things that you can do to avoid altitude sickness in this trek or any other high altitude trek:

  • Don't rush it, walk slowly by taking breaks
  • Hydrate yourself, always place your water bottle beside you
  • Dont intake any alcohol and tobacco
  • Utilize acclimatization day properly
  • Learn everything about altitude sickness

Do I need to get some training before doing Everest Three Pass Trekking?

The training is a must thing for the beginners who have not trekked in higher areas of Nepal. Trails are steep and you have to trek in higher areas for around 5 to 8 hours per day. You have to build a fitness level to endure the long steep day treks. And, training is the only way to improve fitness.

The training like cardiovascular training, hiking, running, walking are suitable ones. But remember, you can't build required fitness by training for 1 week or month only. At most, you have to start 2 to 3 months prior from the trek date.

What type of food and accommodation should I expect during Everest Three Pass Trekking?

The food and accomodation that you will be getting on the trekking is of good quality.

Good enough to rest and get charged enoughly. You will get 3 meals each day served in the tea houses. Food menus will be from continental, Indian, Chinese and local. Nepali Dal- Bhat is the most famous of all during the trek.

Rooms are fine to spend a night where you will be getting a clean bed sheet and clothes. Most of the rooms during the trek are twin-sharable basis with attached bathroom. The extra services like hot-water, Mobile charging are also available but you have to pay extra charges.

What are the permits required for Everest Three High Passes Trekking?

The permits required for this trek are Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and Khumbu Rural Municipality Entry Permit. Sagarmatha National Park Permit costs NPR 3000(USD30) and Khumbu Rural Municipality Entry Permit is getable in NPR 2000(USD20)

What is the best time of year for the Everest Three High Passes Trekking?

The two most suitable times for Everest Three Pass Trekking are Autumn and Spring. Weather during these seasons is just perfect for trekking in the higher regions. There are very low chances of rainfalls and snowfalls. The skies are also clear and you can enjoy the unobstructed views of Everest region mountains.

With warm temperature you can trek easily without fearing the cold. March to May is the Autumn season in Nepal and September to November is the Spring season. If you wish to do this trek during any of the above months or any other months, contact us. We will book it for you in the perfect trekking season and weather.

Why to do Travel insurance while trekking in Everest Three Pass Trekking?

Travel Insurance comes handy whenever you feel sick of altitude sickness and you want to fall back to a lower area as soon as possible to avoid serious consequences. Your travel insurance covers all the costs regarding emergency helicopter rescue and accidents. Having a cost covering travel insurance keeps you on the safer side.

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Everest Three Pass Trek with Exciting Nepal Treks

We booked our Everest Three Pass trek with Exciting Nepal Treks. We liked the communication with Subash from the company as well as price that he offered. The Service was an excellent from Airport pick to final drop. A hotel was provided for two nights before the trip so that was easier for us. We had flight from Ramechap to Lukla that we had to drive for more of less 4 hours, a private car was arranged so that was not that much difficult. We had our guide Suman from Kathmandu and Porter Milan from Lukla. We had two rest days, one in Lukla and one in Dingboche. We did khongma-la first and than after the base camp, The pass of Khongma-la was challenging and tuff. We found after that pass the Gorekshep and the base cam was not that much difficult however the Cho-la pass was also not that much easy but the Renjo-la was fie for was. Guide Suman always motivated us during the trek, Taking care a lot of our food and hotel as well as water. Most of the lodges, the tea houses were basic but was nice and clean.

Suman is a best guide I guess for the Everest Base Camp Trek That we meat different trekkers from many country and different guide of them, Due to the bad weather our flight was cancel for a day but Subash managed room in a Helicopter to Kathmandu directly with very reasonable cost. That was amazing part. Thank you Subash , Sunam , Milan for your excellent service and sure I will be joining our Kanachanjunga trek near future.

rubina l, USA
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Surviving the Three Passes in Everest

Are you alright? I heard a voice at a distant. The truth is, I was not okay. The altitude had already hit me, and I had to descend as quickly as possible. Then Shambhu grabbed my hand and started descending with me. Shambhu was our trekking guide.

It happened when I was trying to climb Kongma La pass, first of the three passes in the Everest region. Shambhu helped a lot, and I was able to complete this trek.

Exciting Nepal did an excellent job in organizing this memorable trip for me and my wife back in October. There were times when I wanted to quit walking, but I had to conquer the three passes. Surprisingly, my wife was absolutely fine. And, I could not have done it without her.

There is no doubt to the fact that the three passes trek in Nepal is one of the hardest treks in the world. It challenged me physically and mentally. But with the help of my wife and shambhu, I was able to complete this beautiful trek.

Nathan Wilson, Montreal, Canada
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EBC Three Passes

I booked the Everest Basecamp Three Passes hike with Exciting Nepal. Before the booking, the agency responded quickly to all questions and this did not change after the booking. Exciting Nepal also managed to get me on a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla instead of Ramechhap, which makes a huge difference in terms of comfort. Unfortunately, I encountered the infamous Lukla flight problems. Luckily, the office was on top of it when I requested a helicopter flight instead and did its utmost to get me to Lukla as soon as possible. On the way back, it was no problem to change my flight date and everything was settled in just two hours.

In countries like Nepal, one cannot expect everything to go ahead as planned. What it takes to make your journey a success is a professional agency that deals with problems promptly and accurately on your behalf. Exciting Nepal can be trusted with this task! EBC Three Passes

jhjv2015, Myanmar

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