Three Passes Trek
Based on 5 Reviews
- Three Passes Trek Duration: 17 Days
- High Altitude: 5,535 meters
- Trekking Hour: 6 hours daily
- Group-Size: 2 – 15 People
- Best Hiking Months: April to November
- Trip Mode: Guest House Basis
- Hiking Foods: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Transport: Car/Plane
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.
High passes trek in mount Everest region is very popular. It is the hardest hike in Nepal for beginners tourist. The Trek route is designing to focus on adventurer trekkers the Everest 3 high passes trek facilitates to Renjo La (5,388m), Cho La (5,380m), and Kongma La pass (5,535m). Mount Everest high pass trekking is a fantastic trek, visiting all adventure three high passes of the Khumbu with extra time at Gokyo to explore the scenery of the upper basin.
Mountain back stone Kalapatthar hill is a little peak and famous hill station to observe Mount Everest and many other Khumbu tallest mountains. Furthermore, you can see the tallest mountains, brilliant landscapes, high mountain villages, and Buddhist monasteries. It has a great opportunity to experience the local Sherpa hospitality.
Everest high passes Trek explores the breathtaking 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 feet), Cho La Pass (5,420m/17,723 feet) & Kongma La Pass (5,535m/18,099 feet). According to Gokyo Treks Nepal agency, three passes trek weather is changing very quickly in the Himalaya mountains. So get the latest weather forecast before you hikes.
We do not recommend three passes trek solo as the trail is icy especially in wintertime and stones are falling along the treks. Adventure three passes trek in February is still an adventure and the possibility to cross over the passe is very low. We are a top seller for three passes trek 2019 and are exciting to sell similar packages for three passes trek 2020 visit Nepal year. Unfortunately, coronavirus affected badly Nepal, and the reason, Nepal government closed the trek routes for hiking from March 2020 to September 2021.
How hard is the 3 passes trek?
Majestic three passes trek is rated “Challenging”. It is a super adventure high passes trek in the Mount Everest region in Sagarmatha National Park. The passes are above 17,800 feet and a very serious adventure given its high pass crossings. It is more challenging rather than its sibling treks Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes, but not quite as challenging as trekking peaks. Before you going to book this adventure trek, take a look at the three passes trek blog and also study about three passes trek distance km to know accurate information.
If you never hiked at a serious altitude before (the highest altitude trek similar or above 5,400 meters) or on a trek longer than 6 days, it is tough. The distance and elevation maps are just a guideline about the edge of fitness level. Although it is a reputable hike to cross over the adventure high passes, it is not fit for novices.
Along the routes, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for rest. Adventure Everest base camp and three pass trek possible with anti-clockwise also. Adventure high passes trek is possible at any time except winter throughout the year.
Three passes trek itinerary details.
Most popular adventure 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? send us an inquiry for a tailor-made itinerary.Day 1 Landing in Kathmandu valley
Upon landing in Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will brief you three high passes trek itinerary travel programs.
We take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport (2,860m/9,381 feet), upon arrival at Lukla, we would be refreshed in one of the hotels and then start our trek to Phakding village (2,640m). 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.
Walk continue along the classicall trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass a tiny Monjo village and Sagarmatha National Park office. Paying entrance fees, we walk continusly to Dovan the major river meets each other. Cross the Hillary bridge and the steep ascent to Namche village through the dense forest. You can see the Everest (8,848.86m) and Lhotse (8,516m.) first view. 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 pass several yak kharkas and twin Renjo Lakes, the view from the top is incredible, you can have a stunning view of 7000 to 8000 meters peaks all around including Kalapathar, Tengboche Monastery, Chola glaciers and many more. Overnight stay at Gokyo lodge.
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 the 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 Lakes.
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. Be that as it may, 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 dale with great views of Pumori then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry Gorakshep sandy ground. After having a lunch, we then climb the 5545 meters Kala Patthar for incredible view of Khumbu ice fall and Everest base camp epic trail. 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.
Tengboche Monastery is perhaps the most renowned Monastery of Nepal, likely on account of its unparalleled scenery of Mt. Ama Dablam. The cloister is the main Buddhist place in the Khumbu locale with a dwelling Rinpoche who favors pioneers, mountain climbers, and voyagers going through. Expeditioners visit this monastery to light candles and seek the blessings of gods for good health and safe mountaineering.
Finally, trek descends from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar 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 the same trail like we use on ascend. It is the final day of our high pass everest 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?
Magic 3 passes hiking or Hike to Everest high passes trek cost depends upon the months you are visiting. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) to your journey, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike 3 passes for free of cost. For the deluxe plan, we add a 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with the attached bathroom while 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 discounts and attractive complimentary.
Mount everest three passes trek cost includes:
- 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 24 kg of your bag pack.
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
- Good 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
- Latest updated three passes trek map for each person, you keep this map as a soveneur.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Cheap Three passes trek 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.
- Tourist personal trekking equipments 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 pass trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Question: Do I need experience for cheap three pass trek?.
Answer: Trek over the Everest zone high passes are adventures. Those who can walk around 5 hours every day, with a lightweight daypack can do this trip. However, if you have some experience hiking over 3000 meters above sea level, would be easier.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on budget 3 pass treks?
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 take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them either in Kathmandu or at the Namche gear store.
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?.
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight details. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in express 3 passes trekking?.
Answer: Guesthouses en route, they have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, bread, soups, vegetable rice. In the same way, the dinner and breakfast we provide in the same lodge you spend the night every night and Lunch will be served on the way to the next place where you hikes.
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 pass trek?.
Answer: Almost all places in lower elevations, there are hotels and enough shops where you can buy mineral water. In a higher elevation hike, you can buy water from Lodges. But we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of plastic materials in the Himalayas. Instead, please buy water purification aqua tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in the campsite in the hiking route. If the guest doesn’t like Aqua tablets flavor then the traveler can buy boiled water from the lodges.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?.
Answer: At 3 pass trek route lodges, tourists can recharge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair 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 in Kathmandu; we can help you get one.
Question: How to prevent altitude sickness during the Everest high three 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 others occur then descend to the lower altitude and take to a hospital. If the 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 in the Himalayas is uncertain which we cannot predict. Therefore, the rate of fight delay and cancellation is high at Lukla. If this happens, 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, which depends upon the situation. So, we recommend you 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 a regular jeep service from Kathmandu to Salleri.
Question: Are 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. 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 are the payment 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 hours bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 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 poles for Everest high pass trek?.
Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.
Question: Is it possible to hire an experienced sherpa guide? how to hire a local Sherpa guide for Everest three passes trek?.
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.
Adventure 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
Three Passes Trek in Sagarmatha Nepal
I successfully completed my Three Passes Trek in Sagarmatha National Park with the help from Gokyo Treks & Expedition. The agency helped me arranged my porterguide and flights between Kathmandu and Lukla.
Agency operator Ammar was very friendly and helpful. Although I opted for a self-planned free and easy trek, Ammar offered me lots of good advice during my planning. When I arrived in Kathmandu, Ammar also met up with me to guide me through the trek arrangement. The service was professional. – Tony Deng from Singapore
EBC Hiking via Gokyo – Chola Pass
Ammar, owner of the Gokyo Treks Company came to know from one of our office colleague. He boked everything for us since we appear to airport in Kathmandu until the day that we leave. Everything is very satisfying throughout the whole trip. From shopping in Thamel Street (Our Guide Kamal follow us around the street to advise us for what is the appropriate hiking gear to purchase) to overcome to the 3 high passes adventure treks.
The guide will give us briefing every evening throughout the whole hiking trip to get us not only physically and mentally ready to the second day hike also to carry the correct gear. Besides, he also brief us a lot of news about the mountain, how to prevent AMS and more.
Not to mention that our assistance guide Mr Bhupal did a really good job to serve us from the daily hiking route as well as in the guest houses. Our four ever smiling porters (Kieran, Hira and Prem) did a great job too. The three porter also come back down to assist us when they reach the Chola Pass peak and Kongma la peak which contribute a lot to our successfully crossing.
Before leaving to Europe, Ammar invited us for a typical Nepali dinner. It was an opportunity to talk more with Ammar about his volunteering organization that he helping the society in various ways, including sponsor kids who lost parents in Earthquake 2015.
In summary, Ammar and his team were honest and professional. Great arrangement and communication with Ammar was very quick. – Thomas, Woldgang and Tine Kilbert, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany.
3 passes trek
Great experience on the 3 passes trek end of November. We choose Gokyo Treks and Expedition to arrange our trip to Himalaya. Ammar booked accommodation in Kathmandu city tour and 3 passes adventure travel. Felt very safe throughout the trip with my guide Som Shrestha. Recommend yak tracks on the passes around this time of the year and a good sleeping bag, as it was sometimes – 5 degrees Celsius at night inside the room.
The 3 passes hike price were very competitive, hilltops are offering terrific view but the trail often sleeper and snowy. The trip was not the easiest nor dangerous. Other than that, we are totally happy with the Gokyo Treks agency service. – Patrick and Robbins Derby, in North Hollywood, California.
3 Passes including Everest Base Camp Trek
My son suggested a hike in the Everest area and I jumped at the chance. We study about five companies and settled with Gokyo Treks & Expedition after checking out staff insurance, trip reviews, and licensing of the companies. Finally we found this company as a genuine tour operator and we book everything with Ammar and his agency. Ammar met us on our arrival at thamel hotel and ensured our guided trip of Kathmandu for second day went well.
Bimal was our guide, he met us at the airport and brought us to our hotel. He led us to the airport for the short flight to Lukla getting us through customs swiftly. We spent 16 days with him; he was remarkable the whole journey taking care of our needs and keeping us safe.
We had asked Ammar to put us in the best lodges and he did modify better guesthouse with cost difference. Overall we had an excellent adventure and I would recommend using Gokyo Treks travel agency for any trip to Napal. – Henry and Vanessa Robbins, Zermatt, Switzerland
Three passes trek highlights
- Explore the best Himalayan view in 360 deg angle from Renjo la, Klapatthar & Kongma la.
- Most beautiful sight of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Cholatse, Cho oyu, Thamserku ..etc
- Sherpa Buddhism, ancient monastery, Local sherpa and their life styles.
Mount Everest Three passes trek notice:
The information stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide you. However, adventure 3 passes trip possible to revise according to your wishes. 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 quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, 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.
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|No. of people||Price Per Person|
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|7 - 9||USD 1610|
|10 +||USD 1590|
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