Everest Three High Passes Trek
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Everest Three High passes trek is one of adventure trek in Everest region of Nepal. Renjo La pass (5360m), Chola-La pass (5420m), Kongma-La Pass (5535m) and other highlight such as Gokyo Ri, Fifth Lake, Kalapather and Everest Base Camp are the major attractions of this trek.

Duration 19 Days
Trip Grade Difficult
Max Altitude 5643M
Trip Type Tea house Trek and sightseeing
Accommodation *** Hotel/ Tea house on Trail
Meals Full board on trek
Transportation Private Vehicle and Domestic Flight
Season Feb to Jun and Sep to Nov
Group Size Minimum 2 pax

Everest Three High Passes Trek

Everest Three High passes trek is one of adventure trek in Everest region of Nepal. Renjo La pass (5360m), Chola-La pass (5420m), Kongma-La Pass (5535m) and other highlight such as Gokyo Ri, Fifth Lake, Kalapather and Everest Base Camp are the major attractions of this trek. You should have physically fitness and experience to do this trek. The three passes trek offer four of the world's eight highest peaks; Cho Oyu (8,201m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Everest (8,848m) and other mountains. The three high passes trek Starts at Lukla (2828m/9278 feet) and follows the Dudh Koshi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling bazaar that’s a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa and expedition’s route to the mighty Mt. Everest. All along this part of the trail, its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages great variety of culture and traditions, colorful festivals and monasteries. We ascend all the way to Lungden for Renjo-La pass (5360m). Renjo la pass provides a lifetime memory of panoramic views of the Everest and others Himalayan range. Renjo-La Pass route is off the usual beaten track. An excursion to the fourth and fifth lakes would be an extra attraction in Gokyo Valley from where the views are great. The Ngozumpa Glacier is the largest in the Nepal Himalayas. The Gokyo Ri (5330m/17487 feet) is considered as the best view point in the entire Everest Region. After exploring this imaging place, we cross over Chola-La pass (5420m) to go to Everest Base Camp. We also have a chance to visit Kalapather (5550m,) for the close view of Mt. Everest and Everest base camp (5364m,) to see Khumbu icefall. Kongma- La pass (5535m) is highest passes in these three passes. The views are excellent from top of Kongma La Pass. After nice view from the Kongma-La top, the trail descends down via Dingboche and Tengboche. We then trek down by making our way back down to Lukla.The Everest Three High Passes Trek can be done by clock wise or anti-clockwise. We can organize it as your desire and requirement clock wise or anti-clockwise.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at the Tribhawn International airport, Kathmandu our representative from Alfresco Adventure Travel wait for you outside at Arrival gate with your Name card. Our team will welcome and collect your baggage at the airport. By formal introduction with the representative and transferred to your hotel. . In the evening you will enjoy complimentary welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with Nepalese cuisine. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2

Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley and Pre trek Preparation

After breakfast, Our representative will meet you on the hotel brief about the preparation of trekking have a short time gathering with your trekking guide and support staff and coordinate any last-minute arrangements. After the staff meeting, one of our professional tour guides will take you on a sightseeing trip and then back to the hotel. Rest of the day can be used for traveling around Thamel and buying any last minute equipment and other necessities.

Day 3

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and Trek to Phakding (2652m):

Lukla is the gateway to Everest Base Camp. After a scenic half an hour flight to Lukla Airport, the journey will begin. The first day of the trek will be more like a warm-up. It will take you to Phakding village, just above Lukla. You can spend the rest of the day enjoying the local scenery.

Day 4

Trek to Namche Bazaar

The trek will ascend up to the Dudh Koshi Valley. After a few hours of hike, you will arrive at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo. The next and the final stop will be at Namche Bazaar. Namche is the highlight of the trek. The village bustling with people and lodges feels more like a city.

Day 5

Acclimatization Day

Higher the altitude, thinner the air! You need to gain altitude slowly and steadily so that we get enough time to acclimatize in route. Today, you hike to Syangboche village, just above Namche and return back to Namche to spend the rest of the day.

Day 6

Trek to Thame

You will leave for Thame from Namche Bazaar. The trail leads to the old and smaller village called Thamo. After a brief stop, the trek will continue till Thame. You can have lunch and spend time exploring the village.

Day 7

Trek to Lumde

The day begins with an easy walk to Marlung; through the Bhote Koshi River. After a brief stop, you can continue for Lumde. The trail separates from the usual route to the base camp and leads towards the Gokyo valley. You won’t see any Sherpa village because Thame is the last village on the route.

Day 8

Trek to Gokyo via Renjo La Pass

The trail leads uphill for a while and converges into a hard climb towards the top of the Renjo La Pass. You can get the great views of Everest with Nuptse from the top. The trail descends towards the Gokyo Lake or Dudh Pokhari.

Day 9

Trek to Thagnak

This is an easy trail, however, you must start trekking early to help get through the Ngozumpa Glacier. Once you get into the Thagnak, it’s better to climb up the small elevated hill for acclimatization.

Day 10

Trek to Dzongla via Cho La Pass

Cho La Pass is one of the highest passes in the world. Along with two other passes, it makes for the Everest 3 Passes. On the other side of the pass, the village of Dragnak awaits you. After an hour or two of trekking through the frozen lake, you will reach Dzongla village.

Day 11

Trek to Gorakshep

The easy downhill and uphill walk will lead you to Lobuche, following with Gorakshep through the rocky terrain. You can catch great views of the Everest, Nuptse, and Pumori, along with Khumbu Glacier, on the way. After a brief walk, you will reach Gorekshep.

Day 12

Trek to Everest Base Camp

Today is the special day. You’re approaching the base camp, therefore, there are many anxieties and surprises. A tough ascent from Gorakshep will take you to Everest Base Camp. The day will be the most challenging. You can spend some time exploring the iconic base camp and the surrounding areas, and return to Gorakshep for the night.

Day 13

Early Morning hike to Kala Patthar and Back to Lobuche

Kala Patthar is the landmark of the Everest. You will start especially early. The reason behind leaving early is to reach Kala Patthar before sunrise. It provides the most wonderful sights of the surrounding along with the Mount Everest. It will take a couple of hours to reach Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep and couple more to reach the Lobuche.

Day 14

Trek to Chhukung via Kongma La Pass

Your day will start with a hike through the Khumbu glacier towards an eastern section of Khumbu. After crossing the glacier, a river, and a small climb, you will reach Kongma La Pass. It’s the highest pass on the trek. After strenuous climb towards the top, the trail drops down towards the Chukung valley.

Day 15

Trek to Tengboche

You will pass through Dingboche. The trail leads through the vast forest of pine and rhododendron, before arriving at Tengboche. The Tengboche monastery is the highlight of this trek. Built more than 100 years ago, locals consider it an important place for homage. You can enter the premise and witness the monks and their lifestyle in person. If you visit the place in autumn, you might even get to celebrate the local festival of Mani Rimdu. The surrounding views from here are simply beautiful. You get a glimpse of Ama Dablam, Everest and other surrounding mountains.

Day 16

Trek to Namche Bazaar

From Tengboche, you head back down the same trail towards Namche Bazaar. Even though you don’t reach the base camp, the magnificent view of Everest will be visible through the journey. You spend the night at the Namche along with other trekkers.

Day 17

Trek to Lukla

Lukla will be the final stop of your trek. A final leg of the trip, you might overcome with mixed feelings. It’s a day to throw a small party. The evening and the night will be marked with celebrations that will include a lot of singing and dancing. You will spend the night at Lukla and fly out early morning.

Day 18

Fly back to Kathmandu

You can take the earliest possible flight back to Kathmandu. One of our representatives will transfer you to your hotel. Later in the evening, we will treat you with a complimentary dinner, a set of exquisite Nepalese cuisines.

Day 19

Departure from Kathmandu

Today is your last day with us in Nepal. You will escort to the airport for your onward destination with the unforgettable moment of your life from the wonderful Everest Base Camp Trek. Our office representative Alfresco Adventure Travel came at your hotel for pick up and drop you at the airport.

Price & Dates

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Trip Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure by comfortable Private vehicle
  • Kathmandu- Lukla - Kathmandu domestic air ticket
  • All necessary paperwork, trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • 3 star accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan (with breakfast)
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek (Include breakfast, lunch, Dinner)
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in typical Nepal restaurant with Nepal food
  • All land transportation is arrange as pre the itinerary in a comfortable vehicle
  • City tour in Kathmandu with export guide by private vehicle
  • All entrance fees and government and local charges for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced English spoken and government certified trekking leader, guide and assistant trek leader or guide
  • Potter service (2 trekkers = 1 porter)
  • Staff cost including their salary, insurance and allowance
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader or guide)

Trip Cost Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Your travel insurance
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu (because of early arrival, late departure or early return from your trip due to any reason)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flight
  • Personal Belong items
  • Personal expenses, shopping, Beverage bills and so on.
  • Tips for staffs

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