Everest Three High Pass TrekEverest Three High Pass Trek

Everest Three High Pass Trek

  • Duration19 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Group Size 5545m
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
  • Activity Trekking and Hiking
  • Best Season Sep - Dec and Mar - Jun

Everest Three High Pass Trek is a thrilling adventure in the Everest region. It takes you beyond the Everest Base Camp and allows you to conquer three of the highest passes in the Khumbu region: Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass. These passes are located at impressive altitudes, offering breathtaking views and a challenging experience for adventurous trekkers.

Embark on an exhilarating adventure by conquering the three high passes of the Everest Region: Renjo La (5,388m), Cho La (5,380m), and Kongma La (5,535m). These incredible mountain passes offer a thrilling challenge and breathtaking views for trekkers seeking an unforgettable experience in the Himalayas.

  • The Everest Three High Passes Trek offers a plethora of incredible experiences. It begins with a scenic flight to Lukla, where you can marvel at the stunning mountain views. As you trek through the three high passes - Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La - you'll be treated to spellbinding vistas of the surrounding peaks.
  • During the trek, you'll also have the opportunity to explore Namche Bazaar, a renowned Sherpa town in the Everest region, and visit Syangboche, Nepal's highest airport. The trek takes you to Gokyo Ri, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the beautiful Gokyo Lakes.
  • Along the way, you'll encounter Tengboche, an ancient monastery known for its cultural and spiritual significance. The region is also home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, adding a historical and cultural aspect to your journey.
  • As you traverse the trails, you'll come across prayer wheels, colorful flags, Mani stones, and high-suspension bridges, immersing yourself in the local culture and traditions. The Everest region is rich in flora and fauna, with a diverse range of plant life and wildlife, including musk deer, colorful pheasants, snow leopards, and Himalayan Thar.
  • One of the highlights of the trek is witnessing the majestic Khumbu Glacier, the highest glacier on Earth, located at an altitude of 4,900 meters. Additionally, reaching Kala Patthar at 5,555 meters offers an unforgettable panoramic view of the Everest region.
  • Overall, the Everest Three High Passes Trek is an adventure that combines natural beauty, cultural exploration, and thrilling challenges, making it the ultimate experience for trekkers and adventurers alike.

Everest Three Passes Trek Route 

The Everest Three Passes Trek can be customized to fit your holiday schedule, with the shortest duration being 19 days and the possibility of extending it to over four weeks. However, we recommend a 21-day itinerary, which includes two days before the trek and one day after concluding the trek for a more comfortable and suitable experience.

The trek begins with a flight to Lukla, followed by a trek to the picturesque Sherpa settlement of Namche Bazaar. From there, you will continue towards Mount Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar (5,556m) while crossing the first pass, Kongma La (5,535m), through the Chhukung village.

Afterward, you will traverse the second pass, Cho La (5,420m), and enter the naturally blessed Gokyo Valley. In the Gokyo Valley, you will have the opportunity to explore Nepal's longest glacier, Ngozumpa Glacier (36 kilometers), visit the fifth lake, and climb the stunning viewpoint of Gokyo Ri (5,360m). The journey continues with the crossing of the third pass, Renjo La (5,360m), before descending to Marlung and Thame Valley.

Everest Three Passes Trek Difficulty

The Everest Three Passes Trek is considered a challenging hiking itinerary that requires good health and physical fitness. The trek involves walking for long hours, usually up to seven or eight hours per day. The trail includes ascents and descents as it passes through various valleys and reaches high mountain passes.

To prepare for this trek, it is recommended to engage in regular cardiovascular exercises such as walking, running, or other forms of aerobic activities. Building stamina and endurance through physical training will help you cope with the demanding nature of the trek.

It is important to note that altitude sickness can be a concern during the Everest Three Passes Trek, as you will be reaching elevations of over 5,000 meters. Acclimatization days are included in the itinerary to allow your body to adjust to the high altitude and reduce the risk of altitude-related illnesses.

Having an experienced guide from a reputable trekking agency, such as Alpine Ramble Treks, is highly recommended. They will provide guidance, monitor your progress and condition, and ensure your safety throughout the trek.

Overall, while the Everest Three Passes Trek is challenging, proper physical preparation, acclimatization, and the support of a knowledgeable guide will enhance your chances of a successful and memorable trekking experience.

Best Time for The Everest Three-Pass Trek

The weather in the Himalayas can be quite variable, and the best seasons for trekking in the Everest region are typically determined by the arrival of the summer monsoon. To avoid the wettest conditions, many hikers choose to travel during the spring season, which spans from February to March.

During this time, you can expect blooming wildflowers and more comfortable temperatures. The spring season offers a pleasant trekking experience with favorable weather conditions. Another popular choice for the Everest Three Passes Trek is the autumn season, which falls between September and November.

Autumn is considered the best time of year for the trek, as it offers clear skies, crisp days, and stunning mountain views. The weather during this season is generally stable, allowing for an enjoyable and rewarding trekking experience.

While winter treks in the Everest region are possible, it's important to note that snowfall accumulation on mountain passes such as Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La can make the trek more challenging and potentially dangerous. However, if you have experience in winter trekking and are well-prepared, it can still be a rewarding adventure.

On the other hand, we typically recommend against hiking the Everest Three Passes Trek during the summer season due to the monsoon rains and increased chances of landslides, and difficult trail conditions.

If your schedule only allows you to visit Nepal during the summer or winter, Alpine Ramble Treks can work with you to create a customized itinerary that takes into account the specific weather conditions and ensures a rewarding adventure tailored to your preferences and safety.

Why Nepal Nomad for Everest Three Passes Trek

Nepal Nomad is a team of experienced and passionate explorers dedicated to helping you achieve your adventurous goals in the Himalayas. Our knowledgeable crew, trained in first-aid, map reading, and evacuations, ensures your safety throughout the journey. With tailor-made itineraries and reliable services, we strive to provide the best possible experience for our clients. As a licensed and experienced traveling company operating for over fourteen years, we offer trustworthy guidance and support. Whether you need information on Everest Three Passes Trek departure dates or want to inquire about the cost, our team is here to assist you. We take pride in delivering exceptional services through our skilled guides, porters, and mountaineers.

Itinerary

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Welcome to the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. You may arrive in Kathmandu at any time, day or night. One of our office’s men will be waiting for you at the airport with the office vehicle and will take the responsibility to transfer you to your hotel. After your refreshment, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to our office located in Thamel where the pre-trek briefing will be discussed, and you will be officially introduced to our trekking guide. We will explain to you every detail and the documents that will be needed so that we can organize the permits required for your trek.

  • Max. Altitude:1300m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

On a second day of the journey, you will explore around on an organized sightseeing tour to the historical sites like Boudhanath Stupa which is known as the biggest shrines and Pashupatinath which is known for being the biggest holy temple for the Hindu. As we first stroll around Boudhanath, you will be captivated by the beautiful Stupa and mostly Buddhist people roaming around the Stupa. Your mind will surely be in peace as you walk around this holy place. At Pashupatinath, you will see Hindu Holy men (sadhus) and pilgrims performing ritual bathing and funeral pyres burning on the Ghats. To all the citizens of Nepal, cremation site is available that begins with royalty to the simple man on the street. You are free to relax at the hotel or take a last minute shopping at Thamel. Information about the trek departure will be provided.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

The Everest Three Pass Trek commences with an exciting and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. During this 30-minute flight, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the majestic mountain range, including the iconic Mt. Everest. The flight concludes with a landing at Lukla's Tenzing-Hillary Airport, named in honor of the first climbers to summit Mt. Everest.

Upon landing in Lukla, the trek officially begins. The first day of hiking involves descending a winding trail, followed by a short climb. Along the way, you'll pass through traditional Sherpa farming villages and be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding peaks. After an enjoyable walk, you'll reach the village of Phakding, located near the glacier-fed Dudh Kosi River, where you'll spend the night.

This marks the beginning of an incredible journey through the Everest region, filled with awe-inspiring landscapes, cultural encounters, and challenging mountain passes.

  • Max. Altitude:2652m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:3 hours
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

After a restful night in Phakding, the trek resumes in the morning. The trail follows the Dudh Kosi River, and you'll cross several suspension bridges along the way. Eventually, you'll reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo village, where your permits will be checked. Continuing on, you'll pass through the last village of Jorsalle before reaching the vibrant Namche Bazaar.

As you ascend, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of Everest and other magnificent peaks. The climb concludes at Namche Bazaar, a renowned town and commercial hub in the Everest region. Here, you'll spend two nights to acclimatize to the increasing altitude. Namche Bazaar offers a range of amenities, including ATMs, cybercafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks, and even a fresh bakery. The town is known for its bustling and colorful Saturday market, providing a fascinating glimpse into the local culture and trade.

  • Max. Altitude:3446m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:4 hrs
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

Namche Bazaar serves as an ideal location for rest and acclimatization during the Everest Three Pass Trek. You'll have a free day to explore and adjust to the increasing altitude. One popular activity is a short hike up to the park museum, where you can gather essential information about mountaineering, flora, fauna, Sherpa culture, and Buddhist traditions.

From this scenic spot, you'll be rewarded with magnificent views of Mt. Everest and the stunning Amadablam peak. If you're interested, you can take a further uphill hike to the Everest View Hotel. This vantage point offers the best panoramic views of Mt. Everest and the surrounding mountains. It's an opportunity to witness the majesty of the world's highest peak in all its glory.

  • Max. Altitude:3446m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

After a restful day in Namche Bazaar, the trek continues with a delightful day of walking through a captivating forest adorned with rhododendron, oak, and pine trees. As you follow the trail, you'll pass by charming farm villages and walk alongside the Bhote Kosi River, which flows upstream. The journey takes you to Thamo village, where a small hydroelectric project provides electricity to most of the Khumbu region.

From Thamo, the trail leads to a small bridge adorned with beautiful Buddhist rock wall paintings on the rocky wall. After crossing the bridge, a short walk brings you to Thame, a tranquil and less-frequented village by trekkers. Thame offers a serene and peaceful atmosphere, and you'll have the opportunity to visit one of the oldest monasteries in the area. It's a chance to immerse yourself in the rich cultural and spiritual heritage of the region.

  • Max. Altitude:3860m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:5 - 6 hours
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

After participating in a praying ceremony at the monastery, you can enjoy breakfast before continuing your trek. The trail descends through a beautiful forest of pine and rhododendron trees, adorned with charming moss, towards Deboche (3,820m). The journey continues with a pleasant walk to the small settlement of Milingo, situated above the Imja Khola. As you cross the bridge, you'll be greeted by a magnificent view of the towering Ama Dablam. From there, you'll reach Panboche Village, ascending through the Imja Valley to Somare (4,010m) and Orsho (4,190m). This area offers a wonderful spot to enjoy your lunch while admiring the breathtaking mountain views.

The trek then continues to Dingboche, taking the lower trail at Warsa and ascending to the crest of the hill. As you cross the Lobuche River, you'll come across colorful Buddhist prayer flags fluttering atop a heap of stones, marking the entrance to Dingboche Village (4,410m). A pleasant 15-minute walk will lead you to the teahouse where you will check in for your overnight stay.

Dingboche provides a great opportunity to acclimatize and rest before continuing your trek to higher altitudes.

  • Max. Altitude:4084m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:5 hours
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

From Dingboche, the next destination is Chhukung, which is a relatively short walk of about 2 to 2 ½ hours. However, due to the higher elevation, it may feel more challenging as the oxygen levels decrease. This short walk serves as a crucial acclimatization step for your body to adjust to the high altitude.

Upon reaching Chhukung, you have a couple of options. You can choose to rest at the tea house and allow your body to further acclimatize. Alternatively, you can embark on an ascent to Chhukung Ri (5,546m), a vantage point that offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains. The panorama includes majestic peaks such as Lhotse (8,501m), Makalu (8,463m), Nuptse (7,879m), Imja Tse/Island Peak (6,189m), Barunche (7,220m), Amadablam (6,814m), Thamserku (6,608m), Kawangde, and others. You can also catch a glimpse of Imza Lake and the glacier, which you will encounter the next day while crossing the Kongma La Pass (5,535m).

It is essential to make necessary preparations in the evening, such as filling up your water bottles, acquiring energy bars, ensuring you have a head torch, and packing warm clothing. These preparations are crucial as you will be crossing the first high pass, Kongma La Pass, standing at an elevation of 5,535 meters, the following day.

  • Max. Altitude:4780m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:3 hours
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

After an early morning breakfast and with a packed lunch, you will begin your ascent to Kongma La (5,535m). This part of the trek may be more challenging than previous days due to the higher elevation. The trail is rocky and small, leading you uphill. From Chhukung, you will head west, contouring around hillsides with moderate inclines until you reach Pokalden Base Camp. As you continue, you will encounter some steeper hills and reach another Base Camp for Pokalden, along with a beautiful blue lake situated just below the pass.

The trail continues for another half hour, offering stunning views and impressively built trails along the cliffside. After a few more hours of trekking, you will reach Kongma La, the highest pass of your journey at 5,546 meters. The ascent to the pass takes approximately 3 to 4 hours, rewarding you with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, glaciers, and Glacier Lake. From there, the trail descends steeply, and in another 3 to 4 hours, you will arrive in Lobuche, crossing the Khumbu Glacier along the way. You will spend the night in Lobuche, ready to continue your trek the following day.

  • Max. Altitude:4940m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:6-7 hrs
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

Today's trek takes you on a gentle and sometimes steep climb alongside the Khumbu Glacier. The trail mostly consists of unstable loose rocks and the windy atmosphere adds to the challenge. However, the stunning views of Mt. Pumori (7,165m), Lingtren (6,749m), Khumbutse (6,665m), and Nuptse (7,861m) make it all worthwhile. The trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m), the highest tea house in the world, takes around 3 to 4 hours with ups and downs.

After reaching Gorak Shep, you'll have lunch and take a short rest to recharge your energy. Then, the journey continues to Everest Base Camp, which takes about 2 to 3 hours. Along the way, you'll walk along the Glacier Ridge and often traverse the glacier itself. It's important to follow the guidance of your expert guide as the trail may change each year due to the movement of the glacier. The hike to Everest Base Camp is strenuous due to the thin air at high altitudes, and you'll encounter rocky dunes, moraines, and streams before reaching the camp.

During the spring season, the Base Camp is bustling with expedition crews, creating a lively atmosphere. After spending a memorable time at Base Camp, it takes approximately 2-3 hours to return to Gorak Shep. You will stay overnight at a lodge in Gorak Shep, ready for the next phase of your trek.

  • Max. Altitude:5160m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

To witness the breathtaking sunrise view from the top of Kalapatthar, we start our hike very early in the morning after enjoying a cup of hot tea or soup. The trail initially ascends along the north ridge of Gorak Shep, with a steep 20-minute climb to the plateau. This plateau holds significance as the Nepalese Government held a cabinet meeting here on December 4, 2009, to draw attention to climate change.

The ascent to Kalapatthar takes approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours and involves a steep climb. Once you reach the summit of Kalapatthar at an elevation of 5,550 meters, you'll be rewarded with a panoramic feast of peaks. The majestic Mt. Pumari (7,145m) stands right in front of you, and you can catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest Base Camp down below on the moraine of Khumbu Glacier, with the Khumbu icefall at the foot of the towering mountains. The view from Kalapatthar, which includes the world's highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848m), as well as Lingtren (6,695m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Changtse (7,550m), Nuptse (7,879m), and more, is simply astonishing.

After spending some time soaking in the beauty of the Kalapatthar Summit, we will begin our descent to Gorak Shep and then continue our walk towards Dzongla (4,830m) via Lobuche. This descent and subsequent walk will take around 4 to 5 hours. Along the way, you can immerse yourself in the scenic wonders of Mother Nature. Finally, we will arrive at our hotel in Dzongla, where we will spend the night, rejuvenating ourselves for the next leg of the trek.

  • Max. Altitude:4830m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:7 hrs
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

As we continue our journey, the vistas that unfold before us are truly magnificent, even though Mt. Everest is now behind us. However, we are still blessed with glimpses of Mt. Cho Oyu (8,153m), the sixth-highest mountain in the world. Our trail leads us to the challenging Cho La Pass, which demands significant effort from us. The trek to the pass involves a steep scramble up rock boulders followed by a traverse across the gently ascending, snow-covered glacier.

As we make our way up the pass, the views of the route ahead and the surrounding glacier are awe-inspiring. However, physical exertion may leave you feeling exhausted. During the first part of the descent, there are discernible paths that zigzag down the mountainside, although they can be slippery due to the snowy and rocky terrain. After this, we descend through steep slopes scattered with boulders, eventually reaching the picturesque Gokyo Valley adorned with turquoise lakes and vast glaciers.

Finally, we climb up a gentle slope to reach the top of the pass. From here, our path takes us downhill, following a narrow river valley all the way to its base. We will spend the night in Tangnak (4,700m), a small Sherpa settlement nestled beneath towering rocks. This will provide us with a well-deserved rest and an opportunity to soak in the beauty of our surroundings.

  • Max. Altitude:4680m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:7-8 hrs.
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast, we continue our trek, following a trail that takes us through the Nagjumpa Glacier, which is the largest glacier in the Nepal Himalayas. As we ascend, we join the main route leading to Gokyo. Along the way, we are greeted by the enchanting sight of beautiful lakes adorned with Siberian ducks gracefully swimming across their mirror-calm surfaces.

After a magical walk of 2 to 3 hours from Thangnak, we arrive at the settlement in front of the third Lake, known as Dudh Pokharai, in Gokyo. Here, you have the rest of the day to relax at the hotel or embark on an exploration of the area. One option is to climb up to Gokyo Peak (5,350m), which offers panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan landscapes. This trek provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of this isolated Himalayan region. You can spend the night here, soaking in the tranquility and splendor of Gokyo.

  • Max. Altitude:4790m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

Today is a day of rest and exploration in the beautiful Gokyo Valley. In the early morning, we embark on a steep ascent that takes us approximately 2 hours to reach Gokyo Ri (5,360m). Although Gokyo Ri is lower in elevation compared to Kalapatthar, the steady climb makes it more challenging. However, the effort is well worth it.

From the summit of Gokyo Ri, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the sunrise casting a golden hue on the mountain peaks. The sight of the world's four highest mountains, including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,153m), Lhotse (8,516m), and Makalu (8,463m), will leave you in awe. You can also take in the magnificent view of the Cho-Yu base camp located north of the Ngozumpa Glacier, which is one of the largest glaciers in the world. The Gokyo Valley with its turquoise-colored Gokyo Lakes, teahouses, and the nearby edge of the Ngozumpa Glacier, surrounded by majestic snow-capped mountains, completes the mesmerizing panorama.

This experience atop Gokyo Ri will create unforgettable memories. After spending time enjoying the surroundings, we make our way back to Gokyo, which takes approximately an hour. You can then spend the rest of the day at your leisure, either relaxing or exploring the fifth lakes and the nearby Cho-Yu base camp. We will spend the night at a teahouse, savoring the tranquility of the Gokyo Valley.

  • Max. Altitude:4790m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

Today marks a significant day of trekking as we conquer the challenging Renjo La Pass (5,360m). After an early breakfast, we set off from our camp and begin climbing towards the ridge line ahead. The path takes us through a wide curie, gradually gaining elevation. As we reach the pass, an awe-inspiring panorama unfolds before us. The view encompasses the breathtaking turquoise lakes of Gokyo and extends across the majestic Mt. Everest.

Descending from the pass, we navigate over rough glacial slabs and moraine. The terrain may be challenging, especially during the months of November to February when ropes might be required to descend approximately 100 meters into the remote northern valley. As we make our way down, there is a possibility of encountering Tibetan Traders descending from the Nangpa La pass. These traders travel through the Himalayas from Tibet, accompanied by their caravans of woolly yaks laden with goods.

Our campsite for the night is located in a secluded area on the western shore of Gokyo, offering tranquility and a chance to immerse ourselves in the beauty of the surroundings. We will be staying at a tea house in Lungden, where we can rest and rejuvenate after the adventurous journey over Renjo La Pass.

  • Max. Altitude:4,380m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

Our journey continues as we descend into the beautiful Nangpa Valley. Until 2005, this valley was inaccessible to trekkers as it served as a primary access route between Nepal and Tibet. Tibetan traders have been using this route for many years, transporting various Chinese goods on the backs of their yaks to sell in Namche Bazaar.

Along the way, we pass by the renowned Thame Monastery, an ancient rock monastery that dates back to the fourteenth century. This monastery holds great cultural and historical significance in the region. Thame is also known as the birthplace of many mountain heroes, including the legendary Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Tenzing Norgay, along with Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand, successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953, marking a historic moment in mountaineering history.

During our stay in Thame, we may have the incredible opportunity to engage in conversation with Everest hero, Mr. Appa Sherpa. With his remarkable achievement of climbing Everest a record twenty-one times, he can provide unique insights and firsthand experiences of conquering the world's highest peak. We will be staying at a tea house in Thame for the night, enjoying the warmth and hospitality of the local community.

  • Max. Altitude:3805m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

In Thame, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow trekkers who have embarked on the challenging Tashi Laptsa Pass trek from Rolwaling. Some adventurous trekkers may even be completing the journey in the reverse direction.

After a hearty breakfast, our trek continues as we descend along the banks of the Bhote Koshi River. The trail gradually slopes downward, and we traverse through a mix of flat sections and gentle slopes. The path leads us southward, taking us through enchanting rhododendron and juniper forests, with occasional sightings of isolated Sherpa villages such as Thame, Mende, Thamo, and Phurte.

As we continue our descent, we retrace our steps on the same trail until we reach Manjo, which is approximately a one-and-a-half-hour walk away. Here in Manjo, we will spend the rest of the day soaking in the tremendous atmosphere of this charming village. Enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the surroundings as you reflect on the incredible journey you have undertaken so far.

  • Max. Altitude:2835m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

After a pleasant overnight stay in Manjo, we resume our trek, following the familiar trail that leads back to the bustling hub of Namche Bazaar. The path descends through the picturesque landscapes, offering glimpses of the majestic mountains and the vibrant rhododendron and juniper forests. We pass through the quaint villages of Jorsalle and Monjo, crossing the high bridges and following the Dudh Kosi River.

As we approach Namche Bazaar, the prosperous town nestled amidst the mountains, we can once again indulge in the facilities it offers. ATMs, cybercafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks, and a fresh bakery await our arrival. The vibrant Saturday market adds a splash of color to the bustling streets, where locals and trekkers alike gather to trade goods and immerse themselves in the lively atmosphere.

Namche Bazaar serves as an ideal spot for rest and acclimatization. We have a free day here to explore the town and indulge in various activities. In the morning, a short hike takes us to the park museum, where we can gather essential information about mountaineering, flora, fauna, Sherpa culture, and Buddhist religions. From this scenic spot, we are treated to grand views of mountains such as Mt. Everest and the stunning Amadablam.

For those interested, an uphill hike to Everest View Hotel presents the best opportunity to witness the magnificent Mt. Everest and other peaks in all their glory. Namche Bazaar offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and modern amenities, making it a memorable stop during our trek. We will spend two nights here, fully immersing ourselves in the vibrant atmosphere of this prosperous town or rather a large village.

  • Max. Altitude:2800m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:4 hrs.
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu usually takes place in the morning due to weather conditions. However, there can be delays or even cancellations due to unfavorable weather or other unforeseen circumstances. It is recommended to allocate an extra day as a contingency to ensure that you can catch any further travel plans. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to relax and recover from the adventurous journey. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

  • Max. Altitude:1300m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:1 breakfast and 1 lunch with coffee/tea

The trek to Everest high passes follows a 22-day itinerary, which is longer compared to other treks in the region. This itinerary is specifically designed for travelers who want to experience the high passes of the Everest region but have limited time available. It offers a balanced and well-paced trekking route, allowing trekkers to enjoy the journey and the stunning mountain scenery in a more relaxed manner. However, if this itinerary doesn't suit your preferences or time constraints, we encourage you to send us an inquiry. We can create a tailor-made itinerary that better fits your needs and requirements. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized trekking experiences for every traveler.

What's Included
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided as specified in the trek itinerary. These meals are typically served at local lodges or teahouses along the trekking route.
  • Internal Local Transport: All transportation within Nepal, as per the itinerary, is included. This may include ground transportation to and from the trailhead, as well as any necessary transfers during the trek.
  • Local Flights: Roundtrip flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are included. These flights are an exciting part of the trek, offering panoramic views of the Himalayas.
  • National Park Fees and Permits: The cost of national park entrance fees and trekking permits are included in the package. These fees contribute to the conservation and maintenance of the trekking trails and the surrounding natural areas.
  • Accommodation: Accommodation is provided in twin-sharing basis lodges or the best available local accommodations along the trekking route. The lodges generally offer basic but comfortable facilities for trekkers.
  • Guide and Porters: An experienced guide and porters are included in the trek package. They will accompany you throughout the trek, providing assistance, guidance, and support. Their salaries, insurance, food, and accommodations are covered.
  • First Aid Kit: Your guide will carry a basic first aid kit to handle minor injuries or illnesses that may occur during the trek. However, it's always advisable to bring any personal medications or specific medical supplies you may require.
  • Single Supplements: There are no additional charges for single supplements in Kathmandu or during the trek. Accommodations are typically provided on a twin-sharing basis.
  • Airport Transfers: Airport pick-up upon arrival in Kathmandu and departure drop-off are included in the package for your convenience.
What's not Included
  • Food and Accommodation in Kathmandu: Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu are not included in the trek package. You would need to cover these expenses on your own. However, breakfast is typically included at the hotel in Kathmandu.
  • International Flights: The cost of international flights from your home country to Nepal and back is not included in the trek package. You would need to arrange and cover these flights yourself.
  • Airport Taxes and Visa Fees: Any airport taxes, visa fees, or charges related to obtaining a visa for Nepal are not included in the package. You will be responsible for these costs.
  • Medical Examination and Vaccination Costs: If required, the cost of medical examinations and vaccinations for the trek is not included. It is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional for any necessary medical preparations and cover these costs individually.
  • Personal Expenses: Your personal expenses such as bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot showers in the mountains, mineral water, and sweet desserts are not included in the package. Additionally, it is recommended to bring a water purifier and neutralizer tablets to reduce the cost of purchasing bottled water and to practice responsible travel.
  • Drinks and Meals Not Specified: Any drinks or meals that are not specified in the itinerary are not included in the package. You would need to cover the cost of these items yourself.
  • Personal Clothing and Equipment: You are responsible for bringing your own personal clothing and trekking equipment, such as appropriate clothing layers, hiking boots, backpacks, and other necessary gear.
  • Travel Insurance: It is highly recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen events. The cost of travel insurance is not included in the package.
  • Optional Trips and Activities: Any optional trips or activities not mentioned in the itinerary are not included in the package. If you wish to participate in any additional excursions or adventures, you would need to bear the costs.
  • Tipping: Tipping for the trek crew, including the driver, trek leader, and porter, is not mandatory but expected. It is customary to show appreciation for their services through gratuities.
  • Delays and Unforeseen Circumstances: Charges sustained as a result of delays beyond Nepal Nomad's control, such as flight delays or weather conditions affecting the trek, are not included in the package.
  • Anything not specified in the "Cost Includes" section of the package is considered an exclusion. It is important to review the detailed itinerary and discuss any additional expenses or questions with the trekking company before confirming your booking.

Dates & Availability

The given program is only a guideline pattern which we provide. Nepal nomad conducts trekking in all the seasons which includes monsoon, autumn, spring and winter. Trekking can also be done with tailor-made itineraries to suit your specific requirements or with the departure date of your choice.

It’s also vital to note a trekking tour of this type is prone to unpredictable calamities related to mountain weather, local politics, and transportation etc, which will be beyond Nepal Nomad’s control and as a result, this may require a change in your itinerary. In order to know further about the trip departure - date, you can contact us or go through the departure dates given above.

Good to Know

Good level of physical fitness and Insurance

For the Everest Three Pass Trek, it is crucial to have a good level of physical fitness and overall good health to successfully complete the challenging trek at altitudes exceeding 5,000 meters. Immunity and muscle strength are important factors that will support you during the trek. Prior to undertaking the trek, it is advisable to ensure that you are in good health and have the necessary fitness level.

Furthermore, Nepal Nomad's booking terms and conditions for joining the Lobuche Peak Climbing Trek state that you must have comprehensive insurance coverage. This insurance should include medical coverage, emergency rescue evacuations, and trip cancellation insurance. It is important that your insurance policy covers altitudes ranging from 3,000 meters to 6,000 meters, as this is the elevation range you will be trekking in.

Having appropriate insurance coverage is essential to ensure your safety and well-being during the trek. In the event of any medical emergencies or unforeseen circumstances, having insurance will provide you with the necessary financial protection and access to emergency services.

Before embarking on the Everest Three Pass Trek, it is recommended to thoroughly review your insurance policy to ensure it meets the required criteria and provides adequate coverage for the trek.

Pre-Trek Briefing for Everest Three Pass Trek

Before embarking on the Everest Three Passes trekking journey, it is highly recommended to have a pre-trek meeting. This meeting will serve as an opportunity for all the team members who will be joining the trek to gather and discuss important information related to the trek.

During the meeting, the trekking company or organizers will provide detailed information about the itinerary, routes, accommodation, meals, safety measures, and any necessary preparations. It is also a chance for participants to ask questions, address any concerns or doubts, and seek clarification on various aspects of the trek.

This meeting serves as a platform for clear communication, ensuring that everyone is well-informed and prepared for the challenges and experiences that lie ahead. It allows for effective planning, coordination, and understanding among the team members, fostering a sense of camaraderie and teamwork.

Attending the pre-trek meeting is highly beneficial as it helps in proper planning, understanding the trek requirements, and creating a supportive and cohesive group atmosphere. It ensures that all participants have a clear understanding of what to expect during the Everest Three Passes trek and provides an opportunity to address any individual concerns or specific needs.

By actively participating in the pre-trek meeting and sharing doubts or queries, you can ensure a smoother and more enjoyable experience during the thrilling journey across the three passes of the Everest region.

Food and Accommodation Everest Three Pass Trek

During the Everest Three Passes trekking, it's important to note that the majority of the trek will take place in remote areas with limited facilities. Therefore, it is advisable not to expect luxurious accommodations. Instead, basic family lodges will be arranged, where you may need to use shared bathrooms and occasionally share rooms due to limited availability.

As for meals, you will be provided with three full meals a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. These meals will be prepared using local ingredients and will generally consist of Nepali and international dishes to cater to different dietary preferences.

In Kathmandu, both a farewell dinner and breakfast will be arranged as part of the trek package. Additionally, airport pick-up and drop-off services will be provided to ensure your smooth arrival and departure.

It's important to be prepared for the rustic and adventurous nature of the Everest Three Passes trek, embracing the simplicity and authenticity of the local accommodations and meals along the way.

A normal day for Everest Three Pass Trek

During the Everest Three Passes trek, a typical day will start early in the morning with a hearty breakfast to fuel your energy for the day. After breakfast, you will prepare for the day's trekking and set off on the trail. The hiking duration in the morning session is usually around 3-4 hours, taking you through beautiful landscapes and scenic trails.

Around midday, you will take a break for lunch to replenish your energy. This is a chance to rest, enjoy a meal, and take in the surroundings before continuing your journey.

The aim of each day's trek is to walk for approximately 5-6 hours, covering a certain distance towards your destination. The duration may vary depending on the terrain, altitude, and group pace.

In the evening, after reaching your designated accommodation, you can relax and unwind. This is a great opportunity to socialize with fellow trekkers, interact with the locals, or simply enjoy some quiet time with a book. You can engage in conversations, share experiences, and learn about the local culture and traditions.

Meals will be provided during your stay, allowing you to savor delicious local cuisine and refuel your body. It's a time to enjoy the hospitality of the accommodations and create memorable moments during your trekking adventure.

Conducting Responsible Travel

When traveling, it is important to be yourself while also respecting the values and heritage of the country you are visiting. Politeness and a respectful attitude towards the local culture will be appreciated and valued wherever you go. While Nepal is not too conservative in terms of clothing, it is advisable to dress modestly to avoid any unwanted attention and to show respect for the local customs.

During the Everest Three Passes Trekking, various modes of transportation will be utilized:

Airplane: The journey begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, which serves as the gateway to the Khumbu region. This scenic flight offers stunning views of the Himalayas and is the starting point of the trek.

Private Vehicles: In Kathmandu, private vehicles such as cars or vans will be used for comfortable transportation within the city. These vehicles may also be utilized for a Kathmandu tour to explore the city's cultural and historical sites.

Helicopter: In case of emergencies during the trek, helicopter services are available for rescue and evacuation purposes. These helicopters can provide quick and efficient transportation to medical facilities if needed. These transportation options ensure convenient and safe travel throughout the Everest Three Passes Trekking adventure.

Altitude Sickness in Everest High Pass Hiking

Altitude sickness can be a concern for individuals who are not accustomed to high elevations. To mitigate the risks, we take precautions and provide necessary medications and acclimatization days during the Everest Three Pass Trek.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): This is the initial stage of altitude sickness and may cause symptoms such as headaches, unbalanced breathing, nausea, and restlessness.

High-altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): If altitude sickness progresses, it can lead to HAPE, which involves fluid accumulation in the lungs. Symptoms may include severe shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness.

High-altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): HACE is the most severe stage of altitude sickness and affects the brain. Symptoms can include confusion, difficulty walking, severe headache, and vomiting.

To address these concerns, our experienced guides are trained to recognize the symptoms of altitude sickness and will take appropriate measures. In case of emergency, if descending to a lower altitude is not possible or immediate medical attention is required, helicopter evacuation will be arranged.

It is important for trekkers to be aware of the symptoms and communicate any discomfort to our guides. By being vigilant and taking necessary precautions, we aim to ensure the safety and well-being of our trekkers during the Everest Three Passes Trek.