Three Passes Trek
Three passes trek is combining with three different challenging trekking specially designed for adventure trekkers. The Three Passes Trek to Everest Base Camp is arguably the most complete trek in Nepal as it covers most of the Mount Everest region’s highlights.
Everest high passes trek is very popular and designed for adventurers the Everest 3 high pass trek facilitates the crossing of the 3 different high passes Renjo La (5,388m), Cho Lo (5,380m) and Kongma La (55,535m). The Mount Everest high pass trekking is a fantastic trek, visiting all about three high passes of the Khumbu with extra time at Gokyo to explore the upper valley.
Mountain back stone Kalapatthar hill is a little peak and famous hill station to observe Mount Everest and many other tallest mountains of Khumbu region. Furthermore, you can see the tallest mountains, brilliant landscapes, the high mountain villages, and Buddhist monasteries. It has a great opportunity to experience the local Sherpa hospitality.
Everest high passes Trek explores the breath-taking Thame Nagpa la valley to Gokyo valley. On our trekking route, we cross three high passes in the Everest region Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,462 ft), Cho La Pass (5,420m/17,723 ft) & Kongma La Pass (5,535m/18,099 ft).
Along the routes, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for rest. High pass in Everest trek is possible with anti-clockwise also. High pass Everest trek can be done anytime throughout the year.
Three passes trek detail itinerary
Hike to Everest high pass is 16 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the Everest high passes. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to the high passes mountain but are restricted time-wise. For travelers who wish to reach on high passes on a trek in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary. However, if this itinerary is not fit then send us an inquiry for tailor-made itinerary.Day 1 Arrived at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu . Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.
We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,886m/9,437 ft), upon arrival at Lukla, we would be refreshed in one of the hotels and then start our trek to Phakding (2640 m). We trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in a stone-throwing distance on the opposite bank. During the journey, we pass several Sherpa villages such as Ghat, Phakding, Tok Tok and finally we reach Bengkar village.
We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo, Sagarmatha National Park office. Paying entrance fees we walk continue to Dovan the major river meets each other. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, the trek begins steep ascent to Namche. You can see the first view of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3,440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
Today, we trek easy hiking to get Thame village. Thame is the end valley of Khumbu Valley and iconic value of Thame is its terrain the people which are untouched by the effects of modern civilization. During the working we will past a large a large array of prayer flags, Chorten and the carved mani stones.
Today, we will walk about 5:30 hrs to Lungden, mostly uphill, the trails pass by many old, walled Sherpa villages. During the walking, you can observe varieties of plants and animals with unique Sherpa culture. We can probably also share the trail with Tibetan Yak Canavans, a trading route to and from Namche to Tibet with the villagers. We will stay in available guesthouse at Lungden.
Trek to Renjola pass often follow steeply ups and down with sandy ridge. We cross the frozen stream, and walking through dramatic rock, we will past several yak kharkas and twin Renjo Lakes, the view from the top is incredible, you can have studding view of 7000 to 8000 meters peaks all around including Kalapathar, Tengboche Monastery, chola glaciers and many more. Overnight stay at Gokyo.
The excursion to the Gokyo peak usually starts early in the morning. The climb is quite steep first 30 minutes, it takes an hour to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags. From where you will have a magnificent view of highest peaks, from the west to east are Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m) and further way Makalu, On the way to descent you can enjoy, superb view of Gokyo Lake.
We cross Gokyo glacier and Dzomba glacier than descend down hill to get Thangnak. Thagnak offers nice lodges with modern facilities.
Trek through Cho La Pass (5,330m) is a rather difficult route, requires some mountaineering experience and well equipped. We suggest bringing warm clothing and some extra food during the offseason trekking. However, in the main season, there are some guesthouses on the way. Actually, the pass is not difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier crossing. There are no technical problems and there is a trail in the rocks beside the icefall.
About four and half hour slowly working to Lobuche on the way you can see Dughla Lake.
The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy ablation valley with great views of Pumori then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gorakshep. After having a lunch, we then climb the 5545m Kala Patthar for incredible view of Khumbu ice fall and Everest base camp. Return to Gorak shep for stay overnight.
Today we trek along the Khumbu glacier and cross it, it is longest day to arrive in destination after crossing the Khongmala Pass and arrive in Chhukung village.
From Chhukung we descend the valley of the Imja Khola, trek through the village of Dingboche with its stone-walled potatoes fields, down alpine pastures through the kharkas of Tsura, Orsho, and Shomare to the village of Pangboche, the highest year-round settlement in the valley. The Pangboche Gompa (monastery) is the oldest in the Khumbu and once used to boast the skull and hand of a Yeti.
Finally, trek descends from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m ) passing several villages. Catch the way descends from Gokyo valley. Lunch at Sanasa, than a hike up to Khumjung village where one can visit traditional villages landscapes. You might also visit Hillary Hospital located in Khunde. And in the meantime, we follow the trail to Monastery which offers Yeti Scalp. Finally, we come to Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon.
We trek to Lukla with teh same trail like we use on ascend. It is the last day of our trekking. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.
We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost.
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
How much does Three passes trek cost?
3 passes hiking or Hike to Everest high passes is available now on USD 1,650 per person but of course the trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe plan, we add 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
- Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
- 2 nights Twin sharing Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast Plan.
- Government license holder – Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
- Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable domestic airport taxes
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
- Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) everyday during the trekking days
- Guest House accommodation during the trekking
- Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bag pack.
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
- Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
- Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
- Khumbu Pasang lamu municipality entrance permit fees
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private trek to Everest high pass trek or Three passes trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Mar 25, 2019 – April 13, 2019
Mar 30, 2019 – April 18, 2019
April 10, 2019 – April 29, 2019
April 25, 2019 – May 13, 2019
April 30, 2019 – May 18, 2019
May 10, 2019 – May 28, 2019
May 15, 2019 – June 02, 2019
May 20, 2019 – June 07, 2019
May 25, 2019 – June 13, 2019
Sept 10, 2019 – Sept 26, 2019
Sept 15, 2019 – Sept 31, 2019
Sept 20, 2019 – Oct 06, 2019
Sept 30, 2019 – Oct 16, 2019
Oct 05, 2019 – Oct 21, 2019
Oct 10, 2019 – Oct 26, 2019
Oct 15, 2019 – Nov 02, 2019
Oct 17, 2019 – Oct 03, 2019
Oct 20, 2019 – Nov 06, 2019
Oct 25, 2019 – Nov 11, 2019
Oct 30, 2019 – Nov 16, 2019
Nov 05, 2019 – Nov 21, 2019
Nov 10, 2019 – Nov 26, 2019
Nov 15, 2019 – Dec 02, 2019
Nov 20, 2019 – Dec 06, 2019
Nov 25, 2019 – Dec 11, 2019
Feb 20, 2020 – March 09, 2020
Feb 25, 2020 – March 13, 2020
Mar 05, 2020 – March 23, 2020
Mar 10, 2020 – March 28, 2020
Mar 15, 2020 – April 02, 2020
Mar 20, 2020 – April 07, 2020
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for three passes trek?
Answer: It is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking – yes, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 3000M above sea level.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on budget three passes trek?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trek in the mountain. The rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. We recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in express three passes trek?
Answer: All the guest houses along the trek routes they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower in standard three passes trek?
Answer: Everest high pass trek all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it on pay however if you are in camping trek – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on everest three passes trek?
Answer: There are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way in the camping trek.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the Tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.
Question: What should my insurance policy cover during three passes trek?
Answer: Travel insurance is mandatory before joining any trips with us, and you need to get your travel insurance policy before joining your trips to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the helicopter rescue up to 6000m altitude. It comes in handy during medical emergencies and contingency situations. It is recommended to get it from your home country. In case you haven’t bought travel insurance after arriving at Kathmandu; we can help you get one.
Question: How to prevent altitude sickness during the Everest high passes trek?
Answer: You should never walk too quickly too high ignoring your body symptoms. Proper altitude acclimatization is the best way to prevent high-altitude sickness. Listen to your body, trek gradually enjoying the best of culture and nature while giving enough time for your body to adapt to the changing atmosphere. Drink a lot of fluid & keep your body hydrated. If symptoms like a headache, difficulty in breathing and other occurs then descend to the lower altitude and taken to a hospital. If condition worsened you will be airlifted to the hospital in Kathmandu.
Question: What will happen if my scheduled flight in Ktm-Lukla-Ktm route gets delayed or canceled?
Answer: Weather at the Himalayas is uncertain which we cannot predict. Therefore, the rate of fight delay and cancellation is high at Lukla. If this happens then you will be boarded on the flight tomorrow and you have to spend an extra night at Lukla (if you are returning Ktm) at Ktm (if you are going Lukla). Helicopter rescue can also be used, that depends upon the situation. So, we recommend you to allocate a couple of extra days after your Everest trek, so that you will not miss your international flight back.
Question: What are alternates to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla?
Answer: The best-recommended way to go for any Everest trek is to board a Kathmandu-Lukla 33 minutes scenic mountain flight. But there is also a second option to drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu (12 hours’ drive) and trek for 2 days to reach Lukla. In the present day, there is also regular jeep service from Kathmandu to Salleri.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on three passes trek?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in three passes trek?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city tours/city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on three passes trek?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our every porter carry maximum 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: three passes trek, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls for Everest high pass trek?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: Is it possible to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide?
Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.
Question: Is Everest high pass trek is similar to Everest 3 pass trek?
Answer: Yes ! of course.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Three passes trek highlights
- Discover the best Himalayan view in 360 deg angle from Renjo la, Klapatthar & Kongma la.
- Best view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Cholatse, Cho oyu, Thamserku ..etc
- Sherpa Buddhism, ancient monastery, Local sherpa and their life styles.
Three passes trek notice:
As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes Three passes trek special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Three passes trek with Nepali Friends
We were a group of four (my wife, our daughter and her boyfriend) and we started on October 20th from Kathmandu , flying into Lukla and trekking for 16 days up Everest base camp and Kalapattar. This was our third time of trekking in Nepal , before we had been in Langtang/Gosainkund and in the Annapurna region up to ABC, and the Everest region is certainly the most spectacular one. But, obviously, it is also the most crowded one.
Ammar had been a perfect guide for us, extremely helpful in choosing the proper lodges, getting our food ready in time, and just making life as easy and entertaining as possible. Although he is young, he has a lot of experience in these regions, and, what is very helpful, a lot of friends among the locals. This can be useful: for example the boss at the airport of Lukla is his friend. You might have heard of problems arising in Lukla when the weather is bad for several days and the planes cannot fly.
Then tourists are getting nervous because they might miss their international flights. And here Ammar´s friend would be very helpful and find you a place on a plane for flying out. Furthermore, Ammar´s rates are quite decent, much cheaper than when you book with one of the large trekking organizations. And finally, he managed to choose three porters for us which were the best we had.
They even came back several times, after they had reached the day’s destination, to help us with our own bags. I had never experienced that with other porters we had so far.
Don´t hesitate to ask further questions, I am happy to answer, and had a good time there. Best wishes, and namaste (as a training for Nepal ) – Ingeborg and Hannes from Austria
Trip Price : USD 1,650 Per Person
- Duration of trek: 17 Days
- Max Altitude: 5,535m / 18,099 ft
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-40 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
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