Everest Three Passes Trek

Everest three passes trek is an ultimate Himalayan Journey around the Khumbu region which exhibits the view of most of the mountains in Khumbu region including the challenge of three high passes those are all above 5000 meters. The three weeks of tough nut-to-crack starts from Lukla, as usual, taking the regular plans as Everest base camp trek until Dingboche and splitting toward Chhukung where the mighty and mysterious Khongma La pass awaits your arrival. Not only the virtual rocky trails of the pass bemuse everyone to figure out the right path but also showcase the several Himalayan peaks all around. Trekking to Everest base camp via Lobuche and climbing the famous Kalapathar viewpoints adds some courage to encounter the two other passes to be crossed within the next 5 days. Starting early morning from Zongla for the Chola pass is not very hard to get to the top of the Col. On a regular day which takes an ascent of three hours. The first section of steep descends downwards Drangnag is however truly a heartache due to the slope that doesn’t allow a good grip for stepping. During winter and early spring season, it is necessary to attach crampons to ensure safety for walking down this hard ice trail. Rest of the trail to Dragnag is safer and easier also. Dragnag to Gokyo trail is fully a walk on Ngozumpa glacier where some brief steep and narrow ups and downs should be made carefully since the drying glacier keeps losing the rocks into the deep temporary pits and sometimes falls on the trail also. Gokyo is stunning lakeshore settlement with several lodges providing food and accommodation for the trekkers where you find a unique paradise beyond the high Himalayas and surrounded by fresh water and glacial lakes. A gradual steep climb to the top of the Gokyo Ri (5360 meters) takes your instant stamina but manifests the towering giants of Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho-Oyu. A free day in Gokyo allows the stroll around the third lake, fourth and fifth lake including the Ngozumpa glacier continued trek towards Namche via Renjo pass and Thame village offers the view of lesser-known mountains towards the west and sacred monasteries located atop the hills surrounded by alpine forests. The lungden-Thamo-Namche trail is also the less trodden area with lush forests and peaceful environment. The trek is ultimately accomplished after carrying the walk down to Lukla from Namche. And finally, last but not the least; the adventurous flight to Kathmandu from Tenzing Hillary airport would be waiting for the long way home!

Trip Highlights of Everest Three Passes Trek

  • The famous passes of Khumbu region
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Kalapathar View point
  • Gokyo Ri climb
  • Sight of four 8000 meters giants
  • All in one of Everest region

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Fly to Lukla(30 minutes)and trek to Phakding(2,630metres)- 3 hours
  • Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440 metres)- 7 hours
  • Day 03: Acclimatisation Day in Namche Bazar, Visit Everest view point at Syangboche as excursion
  • Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazar to tyangboche(3,850 metres)-6 hours
  • Day 05: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche(4,410 metres) – 6 hours
  • Day 06: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4,730 metres) -3 hours
  • Day 07: Trek from Chhukung to Lobuche(4910) via Kongma La pass(5,535 metres)-8 hours
  • Day 08: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep(5180 metres) and hike to Kalapathar (5,545metres)-7 hours
  • Day 09: Hike to base camp(5,360 metres)and trek to Lobuche(4,910metres)-6 hours
  • Day 10: rek from Lobuche to Dzongla (4,830metres)-4 hours
  • Day 11: Trek from Dzongla to Dragnag(4,700metres) via Chola pass(5,420metres)-7 hours
  • Day 12: Trek from Dragnag to Gokyo(4,750 metres) explore around the lake and Ngozumpa glacier
  • Day 13: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,360 metres)
  • Day 14: Trek from Gokyo to Lumde(4,370metres) via Renjo pass(5,360 metres)-7 hours
  • Day 15: Trek from Lumde to Thame(3,820metres) and visit the local monastery- 4 hours
  • Day 16: Trek from Thame to Monjo(2,835metres)- 5 hours
  • Day 17: Trek from Monjo to Lukla(2,840 metres)- 4 hours
  • Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu (30 minutes)
  • Day 01 :Fly to Lukla(30 minutes)and trek to Phakding(2,630metres)- 3 hours
  • Day 02 :Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440 metres)- 7 hours
  • Day 03 :Acclimatisation Day in Namche Bazar, Visit Everest view point at Syangboche as excursion
  • Day 04 :Trek from Namche Bazar to tyangboche(3,850 metres)-6 hours
  • Day 05 :Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche(4,410 metres) – 6 hours
  • Day 06 :Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4,730 metres) -3 hours
  • Day 07 :Trek from Chhukung to Lobuche(4910) via Kongma La pass(5,535 metres)-8 hours
  • Day 08 :Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep(5180 metres) and hike to Kalapathar (5,545metres)-7 hours
  • Day 09 :Hike to base camp(5,360 metres)and trek to Lobuche(4,910metres)-6 hours
  • Day 10 :rek from Lobuche to Dzongla (4,830metres)-4 hours
  • Day 11 :Trek from Dzongla to Dragnag(4,700metres) via Chola pass(5,420metres)-7 hours
  • Day 12 :Trek from Dragnag to Gokyo(4,750 metres) explore around the lake and Ngozumpa glacier
  • Day 13 :Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,360 metres)
  • Day 14 :Trek from Gokyo to Lumde(4,370metres) via Renjo pass(5,360 metres)-7 hours
  • Day 15 :Trek from Lumde to Thame(3,820metres) and visit the local monastery- 4 hours
  • Day 16 :Trek from Thame to Monjo(2,835metres)- 5 hours
  • Day 17 :Trek from Monjo to Lukla(2,840 metres)- 4 hours
  • Day 18 :Fly back to Kathmandu (30 minutes)

Cost Includes

  • All transportations during trip
  • Round airfare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • All airport taxes
  • All necessary documents and paperwork (TIMS cards and permit)
  • Highly experienced English speaking Government Registered trekking guide and porter to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Guide and porter salaries, equipment, food and lodging, insurance and transportation)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Chlorine treated drinking water
  • Accommodation: Private /Share and single/double room in Mountain
  • First aid box
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner
  • Souvenir

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (Phone calls, WIFI, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, boiled water and hot shower)
  • Tipping and donations
Price from US$ 1650 US$ 1699 (Per Person)
  • Trip Duration 18 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • AccomodationHotels, Lodges and Tea Houses
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