Everest 3 High Passes Trekking

Trip Facts

  • Destination:Everest Region, Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Hard, Moderate
  • Max Elevation:5465 m.
  • Total Duration:18 to 26 days
  • Best Time:Autumn and Spring
  • Group Size:2-10

Everest 3 Pass Trek is the perfect package for t you, who are seeking for the true adventure and spending a great time in the mountains and nature at its best.

It provides you with an opportunity to do something different and observe everything that Khumbu region offers. This trek includes the visit to Kalapatthar, Gorak Shep, Gokyo, and the Everest base camp. You will be traveling through some of the remotest and untouched villages and valleys to three of the world’s highest altitude circuits – Kongma La pass (5545m), Cho La (5430m) and Rinjo La (5380m).

To walk all the way to the foothill of the world’s highest peak, to camp and spend extraordinary hours there, sing along the cool breeze, spend a night and the next morning with a single unzipping of the tent the majestic Mount Everest greets you a very good morning… It is every traveler’s or hiker’s or a trekker’s dream but as the saying goes dreams don’t work unless you take actions. Dare to take actions – we are there to help you.

Your trip begins with the thrilling flight to Lukla (2860m) from Kathmandu (1400m). Hiking through beautiful Namche Bazaar (3440m), you can take multiple options – go through to Tengboche (3860 m), Chhukung then proceed to Kongma La or to ascend to Thame (3840m) and proceed to Renjo La first. Either way, you will have to enter the great Khumbu region including Gorak Shep (5165m), Kala Patthar to Everest Base camp and Cho la pass (5430m).

This trip is probably the most demanding yet the most rewarding trek of all the trails in the world. It requires the trekker at the finest physical condition all the while a good mental strength is also fundamental not only to handle the tough going but also not be overwhelmed by the mesmerizing sceneries and jaw-dropping views of Mt. Everest and surrounding mountains.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: - Arrival at Kathmandu Airport
  • Day 02: - A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
  • Day 03: - Flight from KTM to Lukla and trekking to Phakding (2652m)
  • Day 04: - Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m)
  • Day 05: - Acclimatization day in Namche
  • Day 06: - Namche Bazaar trekking to Thame (3750m)
  • Day 07: - Thame to Lungden (4500m)
  • Day 08: - Lungden – Renjola Pass (5415m) to Gokyo Lake (4750m)
  • Day 09: - Acclimatization in Gokyo
  • Day 10: - Trekking down to Thangnak (4700m)
  • Day 11: - Thangnak - Cho La (5330m) crossing to Dzonglha (4830m)
  • Day 12: - Dzongla to Lobuche (4910m)
  • Day 13: - Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m), trekking to Everest Base camp (5364m) back to Gorak shep (5170m)
  • Day 14: - Gorak Shep trekking Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Lobuche (4940m)
  • Day 15: - Lobuche to - Khongma La Pass (5535m) – Chukung (4900m)
  • Day 16: - Chhukung to Tengboche (3867m)
  • Day 17: - Tengboche to Namche (3440m)
  • Day 18: - Namche Bazaar trekking back to Lukla (2850m)
  • Day 19: - Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 20: - Kathmandu free day.
  • Day 21: - Final Departure
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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: - Arrival at Kathmandu Airport

We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Preparation for the trekking, documentation and equipment.

Day 02: - A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley

The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. On return to your hotel, you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the popular streets.

Day 03: - Flight from KTM to Lukla and trekking to Phakding (2652m)

Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. We begin our trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. We then take an easy walk for about two hours to Phakding village. However, if interested in additional activities we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery.

Day 04: - Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m)

From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo, the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) will take us further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.

Day 05: - Acclimatization day in Namche

Today we take the day to accommodate our body to the high altitude of Namche We will have a full day rest. You can take short hikes to nearest hills, also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde and so on.

Day 06: - Namche Bazaar trekking to Thame (3750m)

The most exciting acclimatization trek Namche takes us along the Bhote Koshi to Thame. The trail enters a pretty forest of pines and rhododendrons. At the end of the spur, the trail drops steeply to the Khumbu hydroelectric project plant and then turn to the Thame for night stay.

Day 07: - Thame to Lungden (4500m)

Ascending the trail to Tarngga, it is gentle stroll from Thame. You’ll cross Marulung (4200m) on the east bank of Bhote Koshi. The final descent to Lungden follows a narrow valley clogged with giant boulders. During the walking, you can observe varieties of plants and animals with unique Sherpa culture.

Day 08: - Lungden – Renjola Pass (5415m) to Gokyo Lake (4750m)

Crossing an iron bridge over a stream the trail levels out as it follows the valley past the first lake, known as Longpongo at 4690m, where we get chance to observe the Lama footprints on a stone. The second lake, Taboche Tsho mesmerizes us by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain. Above the lake provides panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholats, and Tawache.

Day 09: - Acclimatization in Gokyo

Spend a day in Gokyo strolling around the lakes and hiking up to some of the mountain viewpoints nearby.

Day 10: - Trekking down to Thangnak (4700m)

Trek down to Thangnak, enjoying the superb view of Gokyo Lake. We will cross Gokyo glacier, about 4 hours working down to Thangnak for the night stay.

Day 11: - Thangnak - Cho La (5330m) crossing to Dzonglha (4830m)

The trek to the Cho La pass can be a rather difficult route. But on the way, we will be able to experience the best part of your hiking; difficult but very worthy. In good weather, we can cross the Cho La with no special equipment but warm clothing and an ice ax might provide added peace to mind. The path skirts around the ridge, staying mostly level. Stop overnight at the village of Dzongla.

Day 12: - Dzongla to Lobuche (4910m)

The first step is a gentle stroll between snowy peaks that seem almost close enough to touch. The trail runs east past a series of ominous looking black boulders beneath the looking peak of Cholatse. You can turn around to see the Ama Dablam (6856m). About 4 and half hour slowly working takes you Lobuche (4910m). On the way, you can see Dughla Lake. Stark and rugged beauty create almost moonscape campsite at Lobuche a windswept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacularly from Lobuche towering.

Day 13: - Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m), trekking to Everest Base camp (5364m) back to Gorak shep (5170m)

The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls, past turn off to the Italian pyramid. After lunch, our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams. We explore base camp and its surroundings glacier and return back to Gorakshep.

Day 14: - Gorak Shep trekking Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Lobuche (4940m)

Today, we start early, to climb the Kalapathar for one of the world’s definitive mountain views. We will be rewarded the 360-degree dramatic panoramic views of Mt Everest and surrounding mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku along with many other peaks. You will have an easy walk for about 2hrs to reach Lobuche.

Day 15: - Lobuche to - Khongma La Pass (5535m) – Chukung (4900m)

From Lobuche, it is easy ascending. The trail drops to Khongma la Pass. It’s a grinding descending to the east side of Niyang Khola valley. There are great views across the valley to Island peak and jagged ridge of amphu lapcha (5845m). It is all the way night at Chukung. We will meet climbers preparing for Island Peak climbing.

Day 16: - Chhukung to Tengboche (3867m)

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. From the viewpoint at the top of the hill, there are awe-inspiring views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m) and inspiring views of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in the Khumbu region.

Day 17: - Tengboche to Namche (3440m)

After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Kyanjuma the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village, and Namche Bazaar. Dense wildlife of some species of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer and wild goat can be found abundance inside the rhododendron forest. Evening explores a small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.

Day 18: - Namche Bazaar trekking back to Lukla (2850m)

The descent from Namche to the Dudh Koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places massive impact on the knees. We will work through rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak before arriving Phakding. In the evening enjoy a typical Nepalese dinner and cultural show.

Day 19: - Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

We will take a flight back to Kathmandu of an exciting one hour. In the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show exchanging greetings among friends and with all Nepalese people. You can buy some souvenirs.

Day 20: - Kathmandu free day.

Today is a free day in Kathmandu valley. You are free to have some shopping and enjoy the local streets and the life of people. You can have a relaxing walk over the streets and view the normal living of Nepalese. Also, you can buy some memories and gifts back to your home. Full day leisure can be accompanied by some entertainment and sound time in the hotel.

Day 21: - Final Departure

With lots of gratitude to you, we will proudly drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home.

  1.  Airport pick and drop.
  2. All meals during trek (not in city).
  3. Accommodation during trek (local lodge)
  4. Trekking permits.
  5. English speaking local expert guide, porters.
  6. National park fees.
  7. Trekkers' Information Management System fees (TIMS Card).
  8. Transportation .
  9. Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
  10. Insurance for all staff & porters.
  1. Nepal visa
  2. Lunch & dinner during the stay in the hotel.
  3. Hot shower battery charges.
  4. Personal expenses (e.g. phone calls, laundry, alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, souvenirs, etc).
  5. Tips for the staffs because this is the sign of the guest happiness.
  6. Extra baggage charges.
  7. Personal gears & clothing (available on hire).
  8. Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking.
  9. Your Travel insurance.
  10. Emergency evacuation charges, if required.

★★★ NOTICE ★★★
★ The given itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and needs. Trekking price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and Group size so if you provide details about it we will be pleased. please fell free to asked .★

You can choose your dates at the time of booking. Thanks!

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Sydney, Australia

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South Korea

What a wonderful journey it was!

San Trekking provided us with a amazing trekking experience. Narayan took care of our each and every need. Their concern for our health, safety and well being was a credit to the company. I highly recommend this team for your next travel tour in Nepal. Cheers!

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Paris, France

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