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- Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including airport the departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
- Airport – hotel -airport picks up and drops by private vehicle in Kathmandu.
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners)oneitem Menu.
- An experienced Government license holder guide.
- Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
- Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with on the second last day.
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
- Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (11 nights Trekking Guesthouse in twin sharing and occasionally dormitory style).
- Official expenses.
- Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three or four star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
- Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
- The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests)
- Excess baggage charges.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (Due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (And also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
- Nepal visa fee 40 USD for a month. Nepal visa can be obtained at your country in Nepalese consulate office before arrival in Nepal or you can get Nepal visa after arrival at Kathmandu airport.
- Personal expenses (Phone Calls, Laundry, bar bills during the trekking, Battery recharge of camera or mobile, extra porters if you wish to take, mineral water, Shower etc.)
- Personal high altitude medicines, first aid kits, equipment, gears, clothes etc.
- Tips for Guides and Porters according to the custom of trekking in Nepal since long though this is no obligation if your trip is not satisfied with our staffs.
- Travel, Trekking and Helicopter Rescue insurance.
- Day 01
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Day 7
- Day 8
- Day 9
- Day 10
- Day 11
- Day 12
- Day 13
- Day 14
- Day 15
- Day 16
- Day 17
- Day 18
- Day 19
Arrival in Kathmandu, welcome at the Airport and transfer to hotel.
Upon your arrival at Nepal airport, you will be welcomed by one of our team members. He will introduce himself and take you to the hotel in a private car/van. You can relax on the remaining day. Later, in the late evening, you will join the welcome dinner organized by the company, and end your day strolling around Thamel.
Flight Kathmandu to Lukla (45 m), then trek to Phakding (2,600 m); 3 hrs.
A short and scenic flight will take you the Lukla airport from where you will begin trekking. The trail from Lukla descend down through the lush forests and further, goes along the Dudh Koshi River. You will reach Phakding where you will get to see the superb view of Kusum Kanguru Peak.
Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440 m).
Leaving Phakding behind, you will gradually climb towards Namche Bazar. Today, the trail will be going to be tough as it includes steep climbing. A short walk will take you to Monjo. From here, you will trek through Sagarmatha National Park. The trail will include several ascend & descends through dense forests, crossing several streams and rivers. Passing by small settlement areas, you will reach Jorsale where you will cross a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and climb to Namche Bazar.
Namche Acclimatization, explore around Syangboche and Khumjung.
It is your rest day to acclimate your body with the altitude. You will spend this day exploring around. In the morning, you will go on a short excursion to Syangboche Airstrip or Everest View Hotel to observe excellent views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Kongde Ri, etc. After the short tour, you will come back to Namche Bazar, and visit the Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum.
Namche to Thame (3,820 m) village of Everest summiteers.
From Namche, the trail ascends towards Thame. Trekking on a winding path up the Bhote Kosi River valley, you will reach Thame village. You will get to see beautiful views of Mt. Teng Kangpoche and Mt. Kwangde from this village along with Nangpa-La Pass (5,710m) that leads to Tibet in the north.
Thame to Lungden; 5 hrs.
Trekking through small villages and meadows, you will reach Lungden. The trail will mostly ascend to this village.
Lungden-Renjo La Pass (5,338 m), Gokyo Lake.
Today, you will cross Renjo La Pass. You will wake up early in the morning and begin ascending g towards the pass to avoid strong wind that will make the climb difficult as time passes. From the top of the pass, you will see striking views of Mt. Cho Oyu and other mountains. You will then descend from the pass and reach Gokyo Village.
Gokyo Lake Acclimatization.
This day is kept to rest in Gokyo village and explore around. After having breakfast, you will drop down to Nha, which is located at the foot of Ngozumpa Glacier. Here, you will see the fourth lake, Thonak Thso Lake and the fifth lake, Ngozuma Thso Lake. After exploring around, you will trek back to Gokyo village for night stay.
Gokyo Lake ascent Gokyo Ri (5,480 m) then trek to Thangna.
After having a warm breakfast, you will go on a short hike to Gokyo Ri from where you will see breath-taking views of MT. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and several other mountains. You will spend some time at the top and descend back to Gokyo village and head towards Thangna for night stay.
Thangna (Dragnag) (4,700 m) to Chola Pass (5,430 m) to Dzongla (4,830 m).
The day will start early in the morning as you will cross another pass. After having breakfast, you will begin climbing uphill to the pass from where heart-whelming views of Himalayan landscape can be observed. The trail then descends to Dzongla, a small hidden valley where you will spend the night.
Dzongla to Lobuche (4,920 m).
Looking over superb view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Nuptse, and north of Pokalde, you will trek and reach a junction that connects path from Pheriche to Thugla ridge. You will ascend and reach Lobuche.
Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) via Gorakshep (5,100 m).
The trail will lead you to the base of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest. It is going to be a long yet adventurous day. After a quick breakfast, you will ascend and reach Gorakshep. From here, the trail goes along the Khumbu glacier moraines and take you the EBC. Upon reaching the base camp, you will see excellent views of the Khumbu Icefall, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Island Peak, Mt. Cho Oyu, and numerous other mountains. After spending some time at the Everest Base Camp, you will trek back to Gorak Shep.
Gorakshep ascent Kalapathar (5,545 m) early in the morning then Lobuche.
You will wake up early in the morning to go on short excursions to the Kala Patthar viewpoint early in the morning to see a sumptuous sunrise. Also, from Kala Patthar, you can see a 360-degree view of Mt. Everest and its surrounding mountains. After soaking beautiful views, you will descend to Pheriche for night stay.
Lobuche-Kongma La Pass (5,540 m) to Chhukung (4,930 m).
The third and last of the journey is Kongma La Pass. You will one more time to wake up early in the morning and ascend towards the top of the pass. Upon reaching the top of the pass, you will soak the beauty of the surrounding and descend on the steep trail towards Chhukung village.
Chhukung to Pangboche.
After having breakfast, you will begin descending on a slightly tough path. The trail will take you to Pangboche where you will stop to spend the night.
Pangboche to Namche.
From Pangboche, you will descend and reach Tengboche village. Here, you will visit the Tengboche monastery. After that, you will trek through small villages and beautiful rhododendron forests to reach Namche Bazar.
Namche to Lukla.
Retracing the same path as before, you will drop down to Phakding village. From here, you will ascend through dense forest and reach Lukla for night stay. Today, you will enjoy the successful completion of the journey with your team.
Flight Lukla to Kathmandu 45 m, transfer to hotel.
An early morning flight will take you back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be moved to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to traverse the nearby market and do shopping. Later, in the late evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.
As per your flight departure time, you will get moved to the airport by one of our team representatives. He will drop you at the international airport terminal gate and bid you our last goodbye & good wishes.
More about this tour
Everest High Passes Trek is the most thrilling and adventurous journey of Khumbu region. The trek goes through many beautiful and hidden villages up to the isolated region where you will only be greeted by snow and high mountains. Crossing the three high passes, Cho La Pass, Kongma La Pass, and Renjo La Pass will allow you to immerse yourself in the wonders of this Himalayan region. Along with picturesque valleys and huge glaciers, you will get to see spectacular views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Lobuche East (6,119 m), Lobuche West ( 4,940 m), Taboche Peak (6,501 m), Mt. Kangtega (6,782 m), Khumbutse (6,665 m), Pumori (7,161 m), and numerous other mountains.
Everest Three Passes Trek Landmark
There are so many things to look around and explore during Everest Trek. Starting from the Lukla airport to Namche Bazar are one of the main highlights of this trek. Cho La Pass, Renjo La Pass, and Kongma La Pass are the three passes that you will cross during the Everest Three Pass Trekking. These passes will present you the irresistible view of the Himalayan landscape. Likewise, you will explore beautiful Gokyo village and hike up to Gokyo Ri.
It will present you the rich culture and tradition of Sherpa people. People here mostly follows Buddhism. On the way, you will pass by many monasteries, chortens, gumba, and mani stones. Similarly, you will stay overnight in several villages during the trek, which will give you a chance to interact with locals and take a deep look into their unique lifestyle, beliefs, and values.
Khumbu region is mostly dominated by Sherpa people, the great climbers. Besides them, Rais, Limbus, Sunwars, Manangis, and Lopas also resides in this region. Every community has a distinct culture, major festivals, languages, dress, and delicacies.
Everest High Passes Trek passes by the Sagarmatha National Park, which is habitat to many wildlife including the red panda, snow leopard, etc. Sagarmatha National Park is also part of UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites. The national park includes several florae as well. Likewise, other parts of the trail also include beautiful forests of rhododendron, pine, fir, maple, cedar, juniper, etc. The entire region is extremely rich in vegetation and ranges from subalpine to alpine zone. You will also cross streams, glacial lakes, moraines, and high passes.
Everest Three Passes Trek difficulty
It involves lots of walking. You can expect to walk for at least 5 hours a day, and during the days in which you have to cross passes, you need to walk for more than 8 hours a day. The trail is mostly uphill, and in extreme cases, you have to face a barrage of strong winds and snow. The slippery paths may cause injuries as well. We advise you to train properly before taking this trek.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention
Altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is an illness usually occurs during high elevation journey. If you live in low altitude or on a sea level, and you suddenly go on trek or journey that will take you above 2,000 or 4,000 meters above, there is a high chance of getting altitude sickness if not acclimated properly. Likewise, Everest Three Passes Trek will lead you above 5,000 meters. A strong and healthy body can also suffer from AMS, therefore it is very necessary to move gradually while acclimating your body at the lower levels. Also, drink plenty of water to avoid altitude sickness.
Transportation and Bag Pack
It begins with a short flight to Lukla. From here, you will trek to EBC crossing three high passes Cho La Pass, Renjo La Pass, and Kongma La Pass.
Below is the list of things that you should carry during Everest Three Passes Trek:
- T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear)
- Thermal Wears
- Breathable Underwears
- Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks
- Insulating Jacket
- Rain jacket
- Warm woolen Gloves
- Sun hat/woolen hat
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking Pole
- Crampons, Rope, Ice Axe (Ask with your trek guide before getting one)
- First aid kit
- Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
- Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)
Food and Accommodation during Everest High Passes Trek
The Everest three passes trek takes you through the bustling settlements first and later it joins the isolated parts of the Himalayas. In the early stage, you will be staying at teahouses and small lodges. As we move closer to the pass, you might need to reside in the camp. Food in the trails is pretty normal as it includes dal bhat tarkari, dhido, momo, noodles, sandwich, tea, coffee, etc.
You can carry extra food if you want. Also, if you are staying overnight in a camp, then meals will be cooked and served by the crew members. 3-star and 5-star hotels will be your major resting spot in the city. There will be unlimited options to dig on in Kathmandu.
Best Season to go on Everest Three Passes Trek
The high passes in this trek are filled with snow most of the year, so you must select the proper time to explore it. The best available option is to explore during the Autumn season, which starts in October and ends at mid-December. The snow is also not too much and the sun is not too overpowering as well. The monsoon clears the clouds and fog, which provides you with clear views of mountains. Likewise, Spring is another good time to go on Mount Everest.
However, Monsoon (June to mid-September) and Winter (December to February) is not a preferable time to go on it. The rainfall makes the views unclear and trail also become slippery & full of insects. And, the harsh cold makes the journey almost impossible.
Everest Three Passes Trek Cost
It is a long and adventurous journey. The cost to go on this trek can differ from one company to another, and the facilities you are willing to have. With us, you can expect to get the most reasonable and comprehensive Everest Three Passes Trek cost. For any further queries, feel free to contact us anytime.
Also, know that Everest High Passes Trek cost only does not include your travel insurance, emergency evacuation, international airfare, tips, and personal expenses. You can check our cost include and exclude section for detailed information.
- Collect adequate information on the weather and temperature
- Get yourself a nice map
- Maintain body hydration- drink plenty of water daily
- Walk slow and safely
- Take out insurance that will cover any emergency evacuation and property loss
- Carry hand cash as there will be no atm on the way
- Pack light
- Do not get obsessed over network and internet; spend time in nature